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Title: The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016

Abstract

This study uses data on over 900,000 solar PV installations to summarize the evolving market structure of the U.S. residential solar PV installation industry. Over 8,000 companies have installed residential PV systems in the United States. The vast majority of these installers are small local companies. At the same time, a subset of national-scale high-volume PV installation companies hold high market shares. This study examines the factors behind these trends in market concentration, including the role of customer financing options.

Authors:
 [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:
1417733
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-70545
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PV systems; market structure; residential solar PV installation; photovoltaics; financing

Citation Formats

OShaughnessy, Eric J. The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1417733.
OShaughnessy, Eric J. The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016. United States. doi:10.2172/1417733.
OShaughnessy, Eric J. 2018. "The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016". United States. doi:10.2172/1417733. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1417733.
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abstractNote = {This study uses data on over 900,000 solar PV installations to summarize the evolving market structure of the U.S. residential solar PV installation industry. Over 8,000 companies have installed residential PV systems in the United States. The vast majority of these installers are small local companies. At the same time, a subset of national-scale high-volume PV installation companies hold high market shares. This study examines the factors behind these trends in market concentration, including the role of customer financing options.},
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