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SunShot Vision Study: February 2012 (Book), SunShot, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE)

Chapter Three of the SunShot Vision Study describes the SunShot scenario and the reference scenario against which it is compared, including the analysis models used, major assumptions, projected deployment of photovoltaics and concentrating solar power resources, evolution of the U.S. electric sector, transmission requirements and electrical energy flows, and operational feasibility. It also provides an evaluation of the impact of the SunShot scenario’s projected solar deployment, including electric-sector costs, carbon emissions, and solar energy sector employment.