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Title: Quantifying the Relationship Between Higher Photovoltaic Module Efficiency and the Adoption of Distributed Solar: Preprint

Abstract

The purpose of this study is understanding the relationship between module efficiency, system costs, and the economic and adoption potential of distributed rooftop solar. We use the dGen model to project the economic potential and adoption of high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) modules across a range of efficiencies and cost scenarios in the continental United States. Our results reveal that high-efficiency modules can modestly increase the projected adoption of distributed solar, but system capital costs may play a larger role in changing the amount of projected adoption.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [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 Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1543114
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-6A20-74008
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46), 16-21 June 2019, Chicago, Illinois
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; high efficiency pv; solar adoption; distributed solar; dGen; pv module efficiency

Citation Formats

Ramdas, Ashwin, Horowitz, Kelsey A, and Sigrin, Benjamin O. Quantifying the Relationship Between Higher Photovoltaic Module Efficiency and the Adoption of Distributed Solar: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Ramdas, Ashwin, Horowitz, Kelsey A, & Sigrin, Benjamin O. Quantifying the Relationship Between Higher Photovoltaic Module Efficiency and the Adoption of Distributed Solar: Preprint. United States.
Ramdas, Ashwin, Horowitz, Kelsey A, and Sigrin, Benjamin O. Thu . "Quantifying the Relationship Between Higher Photovoltaic Module Efficiency and the Adoption of Distributed Solar: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1543114.
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author = {Ramdas, Ashwin and Horowitz, Kelsey A and Sigrin, Benjamin O},
abstractNote = {The purpose of this study is understanding the relationship between module efficiency, system costs, and the economic and adoption potential of distributed rooftop solar. We use the dGen model to project the economic potential and adoption of high-efficiency photovoltaic (PV) modules across a range of efficiencies and cost scenarios in the continental United States. Our results reveal that high-efficiency modules can modestly increase the projected adoption of distributed solar, but system capital costs may play a larger role in changing the amount of projected adoption.},
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year = {2019},
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