U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System and Energy Storage Cost Benchmarks: Q1 2021

NREL has been modeling U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs since 2009. This year, our report benchmarks costs of U.S. PV for residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems, with and without storage, built in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021). The methodology includes bottom-up accounting for all system and project-development costs incurred when installing residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems and it models the capital costs and levelized cost of energy for such systems.
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U.S. Solar Photovoltaic and BESS System Cost Benchmark Q1 2021 Report 0 KB Website
U.S. Solar Photovoltaic and BESS System Cost Benchmark Q1 2021 Data Catalogue 486.67 KB Data NREL has been modeling U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs since 2009. This year, our report benchmarks costs of U.S. PV for residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems, with and without storage, built in the first quarter of 2021 (Q1 2021). The methodology includes bottom-up accounting for all system and project-development costs incurred when installing residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems and it models the capital costs and levelized cost of energy for such systems.
Author Information
Vignesh Ramasamy, Integrated Applications Center, ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1204-023X
David Feldman, Integrated Applications Center, ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9293-004X
Cite This Dataset
Ramasamy, Vignesh; Feldman, David (2021): U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System and Energy Storage Cost Benchmarks: Q1 2021. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. https://data.nrel.gov/submissions/179
About This Dataset
179
10.7799/1829310
80694
Public
11/08/2021
DOE Project
System-Level Capital Costs Modeling and Technology Tracking
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Research Areas
Solar Power
License
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Digital Object Identifier
10.7799/1829310