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Presentation of Achieving Low-Cost Solar PV: Industry Workshop Recommendations for Near-Term Balance of System Cost Reductions

AUTHOR: Bony, Lionel; Newman, Sam
DOCUMENT ID: 2010-17
YEAR: 2010
DOCUMENT TYPE: Presentation

This presentation provides a high-level overview of key technical and process best practices that emerged from RMI’s June 2010 “Solar PV Balance of System” design charrette in a graphical format. It includes the main charts and graphs that summarize the report analysis and recommendations. BoS costs—all the upfront costs associated with a PV system except the module—account for over half of PV system cost and pose a barrier to widespread adoption. This summary focuses on the recommendations to reduce costs across the PV industry.

The full report (RMI document ID 2010-19) and executive summary (RMI document ID 2010-20) are also available.

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