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.|
• May • 12 2016
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
Feldman, David, Galen Barbose, Robert Margolis, Mark Bolinger, Donald Chung, Ran Fu, Joachim Seel, Carolyn Davidson, and Ryan Wiser. 2016. "Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections 2015 Edition." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: September 16, 2022. DOI: 10.7799/1254998.
About This Dataset
Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections 2015 Edition
Department of Energy (DOE)
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
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