Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections 2015 Edition

This is the fourth edition in an annual briefing prepared jointly by LBNL and NREL intended to provide a high-level overview of historical, recent, and projected near-term PV system pricing trends in the United States. The briefing draws on several ongoing research activities at the two labs, including LBNL's annual Tracking the Sun report series, NREL's bottom-up PV cost modeling, and NREL's synthesis of PV market data and projections. The briefing examines progress in PV price reductions to help DOE and other PV stakeholders manage the transition to a market-driven PV industry, and integrates different perspectives and methodologies for characterizing PV system pricing, in order to provide a broader perspective on underlying trends within the industry.
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Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends 2015 Edition.xlsx 347.21 KB Data Excel file containing LBNLs annual Tracking the Sun and Utility-Scale Solar report series (reported system price); NRELs bottom-up PV cost modeling (modeled system prices); NRELs synthesis of PV market data and projections.
Author Information
David Feldman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Galen Barbose, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Robert Margolis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mark Bolinger, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Donald Chung, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ran Fu, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Joachim Seel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Carolyn Davidson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
Feldman, David; Barbose, Galen; Margolis, Robert; Bolinger, Mark; Chung, Donald; Fu, Ran; Seel, Joachim; Davidson, Carolyn; Wiser, Ryan (2016): Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections 2015 Edition. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. https://data.nrel.gov/submissions/46
About This Dataset
46
10.7799/1254998
Public
05/12/2016
DOE Project
Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections 2015 Edition
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
Energy Analysis
Digital Object Identifier
10.7799/1254998