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The True Cost of Solar Power:

How Low Can You Go?

The True Cost of Solar Power: How Low Can You Go? is a detailed roadmap of the benchmarks and cost structures that matter most for the solar sector. How Low Can You Go? also presents in-depth cost breakdowns at each step of the solar supply chain: silicon, ingot/wafer, cell, module, system and electricity.

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Authors

Joonki Song | Ryan Boas | Chris Bolman | Martin Meyers | Michael Rogol | Rob Trangucci

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Key content areas
  • Highlights key themes and trends across the solar supply chain that are driving down important cost benchmarks throughout the sector
  • In-depth cost measurements at every step of the solar supply chain: silicon, ingot/wafer, cell, module, system and electricity
  • Analysis of leading global solar companies' winning cost structures
How can this report help you?
  • Provides solar decision makers with detailed analysis of the cost benchmarks that matter most for the sector through 2013
  • Identifies companies with the lowest cost structures and companies most likely to be at risk as a result of higher cost structures
  • Demonstrates how a select group of low cost leaders are using distinct advantages to compress their cost structures below $1/W for c-Si module, thin film module and non-module balance of systems by 2013

Source: PHOTON Consulting, LLC. Note: All data are rough estimates.

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