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

Abstract

Market structure refers to the number of firms and the distribution of market shares among firms within an industry. In The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016, we examine market structure in the context of residential solar PV. We find that over 8,000 companies have installed at least one residential PV system, with about 2,900 companies active in 2016. The majority of residential PV installers are relatively small companies, with about half of installers installing fewer than five systems. At the same time, a subset of high-volume installers accumulated market share, especially beginning around 2010 with the emergence of alternative customer financing options.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (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:
1423192
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A20-70583
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; residential solar PV; photovoltaic; solar installation; 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.
OShaughnessy, Eric J. The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016. United States.
OShaughnessy, Eric J. Thu . "The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1423192.
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abstractNote = {Market structure refers to the number of firms and the distribution of market shares among firms within an industry. In The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016, we examine market structure in the context of residential solar PV. We find that over 8,000 companies have installed at least one residential PV system, with about 2,900 companies active in 2016. The majority of residential PV installers are relatively small companies, with about half of installers installing fewer than five systems. At the same time, a subset of high-volume installers accumulated market share, especially beginning around 2010 with the emergence of alternative customer financing options.},
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year = {Thu Feb 22 00:00:00 EST 2018},
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