Utility-Scale Solar 2012

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By Mark Bolinger & Samantha Weaver

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

September 2013

 

An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States

 

Large-scale solar projects in the United States have made great progress in delivering competitively priced renewable electricity. 

 

The price at which electricity from large-scale solar power projects in the western united states is being sold has fallen by more than two-thirds in the last five years, according to a new report released today by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The report—”Utility-Scale Solar 2012: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States”—focuses exclusively on ground-mounted solar projects with capacity ratings greater than 2 MWAC. Such large-scale solar projects are commonly referred to as “utility-scale” solar.

 

Read the report.