Congratulations to Assistant Professor Fedor Dokshin for his recent grant award from the University of Toronto’s Climate Positive Energy (CPE) Initiative. Dokshin is the Principal Investigator (PI) of one of six newly funded projects which have been awarded a combined total of $300,000.
The title of Professor Dokshin’s project is “Performance matters: Augmenting analyses of residential solar PV deployment and distribution with system performance data.” His research explores solar energy, particularly solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and their equity and performance. He explores how the issue of underperforming PV systems might impact the efficiency of solar incentives in social policy: if the system underperforms, the investment might become a financial burden for the homeowner, regardless of current solar incentives. Additionally, since incentives are currently based on the expected performance of PVs rather than empirical data, incentive spending is inaccurate; Dokshin’s research into the matter might pave the way for more efficient incentives. Dokshin also focuses on the role that solar installation companies play in residential solar PV deployment.
The results from Dokshin’s proposed studies will form the basis for future government policy recommendations to support residential solar PV’s contribution to a faster, more equitable energy transition. To read more about his project and initiatives, visit the CPE’s Grant Recipient story.