Solar Value Stack Calculator

Solar Value Stack Calculator
(revision 1.9) [XLSB]
NY-Sun developed the Solar Value Stack Calculator to help contractors better estimate compensation for specific solar projects.

We will periodically update the calculator—please revisit this page regularly to ensure you are using the most recent version. To download the calculator, you will need a recent version of Microsoft Excel.

The Value Stack Calculator does not reflect the proposed changes to the value stack laid out in DPS Staff’s December 2018 whitepapers, which are open to public comment until February 25, 2019. NYSERDA will post an updated calculator if and when the proposed changes are approved.

For a detailed overview of the calculator and instructions on how to correctly use it, download our Solar Value Stack Calculator Overview [PDF].

Revision 1.9 was released 11/15/2018 and includes the following changes:

  • Updated calculator logic so that all grid injections from PV+Storage systems are assumed to receive Environmental and MTC values. Previous calculator versions did not credit E and MTC to all discharges from the storage system.

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