Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-2010

Publisher

U.S. Department of Energy

First page number:

1

Last page number:

131

Abstract

This report focuses on the U.S. solar electricity market, including photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The report provides an overview of global and U.S. installation trends. It also presents production and shipment data, material and supply chain issues, and solar industry employment trends. It also presents cost, price, and performance trends; and discusses policy and market drivers such as recently passed federal legislation, state and local policies, and developments in project financing. The final chapter provides data on private investment trends and near-term market forecasts.

Keywords

Concentrating solar power technologies; Energy analysis; Energy markets; Photovoltaics; Solar energy; United States solar electricity market

Disciplines

Oil, Gas, and Energy | Power and Energy

Language

English

Comments

NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46025; DOE/GO-102010-2867


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