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Title: Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results

Abstract

This report presents results from the first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored, bottom-up data-collection and analysis of non-hardware balance-of-system costs--often referred to as 'business process' or 'soft' costs--for residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Program
OSTI Identifier:
1059144
Report Number(s):
DOE/GO-102012-3834
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Work performed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY; DOE; SUNSHOT INITIATIVE; NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY; NREL; LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY; LBNL; NON-HARDWARE BALANCE OF SYSTEMS COST; BOS; BENCHMARKING; PV; PHOTOVOLTAIC; INSTALLERS; RESIDENTIAL; Deployment and Market Transformation; Energy Analysis

Citation Formats

Ardani, K., Barbose, G., Margolis, R., Wiser, R., Feldman, D., and Ong, S. Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1059144.
Ardani, K., Barbose, G., Margolis, R., Wiser, R., Feldman, D., & Ong, S. Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results. United States. doi:10.2172/1059144.
Ardani, K., Barbose, G., Margolis, R., Wiser, R., Feldman, D., and Ong, S. Thu . "Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results". United States. doi:10.2172/1059144. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1059144.
@article{osti_1059144,
title = {Benchmarking Non-Hardware Balance of System (Soft) Costs for U.S. Photovoltaic Systems Using a Data-Driven Analysis from PV Installer Survey Results},
author = {Ardani, K. and Barbose, G. and Margolis, R. and Wiser, R. and Feldman, D. and Ong, S.},
abstractNote = {This report presents results from the first U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sponsored, bottom-up data-collection and analysis of non-hardware balance-of-system costs--often referred to as 'business process' or 'soft' costs--for residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems.},
doi = {10.2172/1059144},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}

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