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

AUTHOR: Bony, Lionel; Doig, Stephen; Hart, Chris; Maurer, Eric; Newman, Sam
DOCUMENT ID: 2010-20
YEAR: 2010
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper
PUBLISHER: RMI
 
The executive summary 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. 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 related presentation (RMI document ID 2010-17) are also available.
 
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