U.S. PV System Pricing H2 2017: Forecasts and Breakdowns

by Ben Gallagher

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The U.S. PV market is entering a fourth phase of price reduction. The first phase was characterized by major year-over-year cost reduction in modules, the second by balance-of-systems hardware cost reduction, the third by price reductions due to competitive module and BOS markets, and the fourth by slower annual price reductions with an effort to reduce soft costs. From H2 2017 to 2022, average U.S. PV system pricing will fall by 32%.

Historical and Forecasted U.S. PV System Pricing by Market Segment, 2007-2022E ($/Wdc)

This report includes forecasts and breakdowns of U.S. system pricing for residential, commercial and utility-scale systems. It also provides system pricing by state, and discusses how installers and EPCs are planning to deal with the new, potential module tariff structure.


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Ben Gallagher Analyst, Solar

Ben is a Solar Analyst at GTM Research specializing in PV systems and balance of systems components. Before joining GTM Research, Ben worked in China and the U.S. in clean-tech manufacturing and for The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Ben holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Skidmore College and an M.A. in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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