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Title: Using Residential Solar PV Quote Data to Analyze the Relationship Between Installer Pricing and Firm Size

Abstract

We use residential solar photovoltaic (PV) quote data to study the role of firm size in PV installer pricing. We find that large installers (those that installed more than 1,000 PV systems in any year from 2013 to 2015) quote higher prices for customer-owned systems, on average, than do other installers. The results suggest that low prices are not the primary value proposition of large installers.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1358537
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-6A20-68153
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; solar; photovoltaic; PV; installer pricing; residential solar; market power

Citation Formats

O'Shaughnessy, Eric, and Margolis, Robert. Using Residential Solar PV Quote Data to Analyze the Relationship Between Installer Pricing and Firm Size. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1358537.
O'Shaughnessy, Eric, & Margolis, Robert. Using Residential Solar PV Quote Data to Analyze the Relationship Between Installer Pricing and Firm Size. United States. doi:10.2172/1358537.
O'Shaughnessy, Eric, and Margolis, Robert. Fri . "Using Residential Solar PV Quote Data to Analyze the Relationship Between Installer Pricing and Firm Size". United States. doi:10.2172/1358537. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358537.
@article{osti_1358537,
title = {Using Residential Solar PV Quote Data to Analyze the Relationship Between Installer Pricing and Firm Size},
author = {O'Shaughnessy, Eric and Margolis, Robert},
abstractNote = {We use residential solar photovoltaic (PV) quote data to study the role of firm size in PV installer pricing. We find that large installers (those that installed more than 1,000 PV systems in any year from 2013 to 2015) quote higher prices for customer-owned systems, on average, than do other installers. The results suggest that low prices are not the primary value proposition of large installers.},
doi = {10.2172/1358537},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri May 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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