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Title: Tracking the Sun IX: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States

Abstract

Now in its ninth edition, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)’s Tracking the Sun report series is dedicated to summarizing trends in the installed price of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. The present report focuses on residential and non-residential systems installed through year-end 2015, with preliminary trends for the first half of 2016. An accompanying LBNL report, Utility-Scale Solar, addresses trends in the utility-scale sector. This year’s report incorporates a number of important changes and enhancements from prior editions. Among those changes, LBNL has made available a public data file containing all non-confidential project-level data underlying the analysis in this report. Installed pricing trends presented within this report derive primarily from project-level data reported to state agencies and utilities that administer PV incentive programs, solar renewable energy credit (SREC) registration systems, or interconnection processes. Refer to the text box to the right for several key notes about these data. In total, data were collected and cleaned for more than 820,000 individual PV systems, representing 85% of U.S. residential and non-residential PV systems installed cumulatively through 2015 and 82% of systems installed in 2015. The analysis in this report is based on a subset of this sample, consistingmore » of roughly 450,000 systems with available installed price data.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Energy Technologies Area
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Exeter Associates, Columbia, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
Contributing Org.:
Exeter Associates, Columbia, MD (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1345194
Report Number(s):
LBNL-1006036
ir:1006036
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY

Citation Formats

Barbose, Galen, Darghouth, Naïm, Millstein, Dev, Cates, Sarah, DiSanti, Nicholas, and Widiss, Rebecca. Tracking the Sun IX: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1345194.
Barbose, Galen, Darghouth, Naïm, Millstein, Dev, Cates, Sarah, DiSanti, Nicholas, & Widiss, Rebecca. Tracking the Sun IX: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States. United States. doi:10.2172/1345194.
Barbose, Galen, Darghouth, Naïm, Millstein, Dev, Cates, Sarah, DiSanti, Nicholas, and Widiss, Rebecca. Tue . "Tracking the Sun IX: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States". United States. doi:10.2172/1345194. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1345194.
@article{osti_1345194,
title = {Tracking the Sun IX: The Installed Price of Residential and Non-Residential Photovoltaic Systems in the United States},
author = {Barbose, Galen and Darghouth, Naïm and Millstein, Dev and Cates, Sarah and DiSanti, Nicholas and Widiss, Rebecca},
abstractNote = {Now in its ninth edition, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)’s Tracking the Sun report series is dedicated to summarizing trends in the installed price of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. The present report focuses on residential and non-residential systems installed through year-end 2015, with preliminary trends for the first half of 2016. An accompanying LBNL report, Utility-Scale Solar, addresses trends in the utility-scale sector. This year’s report incorporates a number of important changes and enhancements from prior editions. Among those changes, LBNL has made available a public data file containing all non-confidential project-level data underlying the analysis in this report. Installed pricing trends presented within this report derive primarily from project-level data reported to state agencies and utilities that administer PV incentive programs, solar renewable energy credit (SREC) registration systems, or interconnection processes. Refer to the text box to the right for several key notes about these data. In total, data were collected and cleaned for more than 820,000 individual PV systems, representing 85% of U.S. residential and non-residential PV systems installed cumulatively through 2015 and 82% of systems installed in 2015. The analysis in this report is based on a subset of this sample, consisting of roughly 450,000 systems with available installed price data.},
doi = {10.2172/1345194},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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