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Opportunities and Challenges in Residential Building-Integrated PV

January 9, 2012

For more than 30 years, there have been strong efforts to accelerate the deployment of solar-electric systems by developing photovoltaic (PV) products that are fully integrated with building materials. This report examines the status of building-integrated PV (BIPV), with a focus on the cost drivers of residential rooftop systems, and explores key opportunities and challenges in the marketplace.

Title: "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the Residential Sector: An Analysis of Installed Rooftop System Prices" (PDF 1.4 MB)
Authors: Ted James, Alan Goodrich, Michael Woodhouse, Robert Margolis, and Sean Ong, NREL