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Title: U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2018

Abstract

NREL has been modeling U.S. photovoltaic (PV) system costs since 2009. This report benchmarks costs of U.S. solar PV for residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems built in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018). Our methodology includes bottom-up accounting for all system and project-development costs incurred when installing residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems, and it models the capital costs for such systems.

Authors:
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  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:
1484344
Report Number(s):
NREL/PR-6A20-72133
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; solar; photovoltaic; PV; cost model

Citation Formats

Fu, Ran, Feldman, David J, and Margolis, Robert M. U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2018. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1484344.
Fu, Ran, Feldman, David J, & Margolis, Robert M. U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2018. United States. doi:10.2172/1484344.
Fu, Ran, Feldman, David J, and Margolis, Robert M. Tue . "U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2018". United States. doi:10.2172/1484344. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484344.
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title = {U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2018},
author = {Fu, Ran and Feldman, David J and Margolis, Robert M},
abstractNote = {NREL has been modeling U.S. photovoltaic (PV) system costs since 2009. This report benchmarks costs of U.S. solar PV for residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems built in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018). Our methodology includes bottom-up accounting for all system and project-development costs incurred when installing residential, commercial, and utility-scale systems, and it models the capital costs for such systems.},
doi = {10.2172/1484344},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 27 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Tue Nov 27 00:00:00 EST 2018}
}

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