The economic impact of a new solar power plant in Arizona: Comparing the input-output results generated by JEDI vs. IMPLAN

Jinwon Bae, Sandy Dall'erba

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Abstract

As an increasingly adopted renewable energy resource, solar power has a high potential for carbon emission reduction and economic development. This paper calculates the impact on job, income and output creation of a new solar power plant in an input-output framework. The contribution is twofold. First, we compare the multipliers generated by the construction and operation/maintenance of a plant located in California with those it would have generated had it been built in Arizona. Second, we point out the differences in the results obtained with the popular IMPLAN software from those we get with the solar photovoltaic model of JEDI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-73
Number of pages13
JournalRegional Science Policy and Practice
Volume8
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • IMPLAN
  • Input-output
  • JEDI
  • solar photovoltaics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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