The levelized cost of energy for distributed PV: A parametric study

  title={The levelized cost of energy for distributed PV: A parametric study},
  author={Christopher P. Cameron and Alan C. Goodrich},
  journal={2010 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference},
The maturation of distributed solar PV as an energy source requires that the technology no longer compete on module efficiency and manufacturing cost ($/Wp) alone. Solar PV must yield sufficient energy (kWh) at a competitive cost (¢/kWh) to justify its system investment and ongoing maintenance costs. These metrics vary as a function of system design and interactions between parameters, such as efficiency and area-related installation costs. The calculation of levelized cost of energy includes… CONTINUE READING


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