From The W.P. Carey School Of Business At Arizona State University’s Professor Matt Croucher:
As the movement toward using more sustainable energy continues, many states look to build their renewable energy portfolios. However, too often, the focus is placed only on states that are optimal renewable-energy generation states. That would only be appropriate if the infrastructure were designed for self-sufficiency conditions. Instead, a combination of factors tied to both generation and consumption should be involved in determining the ideal locations for advancing solar power development and infrastructure across the nation.
New research by Professor Matt Croucher from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, called the Optimal Deployment of Solar Index (OSDI), provides a ranking of ideal states for solar power based on several different considerations.