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Solar Market Research and Analysis Projects

Current solar market research and analysis research efforts at NREL include the Midscale Commercial Market Solar Analysis and Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) projects.

Midscale Commercial Market Solar Analysis

NREL experts are providing analysis to expand the midscale solar market for solar photovoltaics (PV). Loosely defined as behind-the-meter systems between 100 kilowatts and 2 megawatts, the midscale market has grown more slowly than other PV market segments in recent years.

Learn more about NREL's midscale solar market research, which includes an online inventory of state-by-state policies for midsized solar projects to help prospective solar customers understand and use the policies of their state.

Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies

The Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) are a series of industry-wide studies that use data-driven and evidence-based methods to identify characteristics, motivations, and barriers to PV adoption.

Learn more about SEEDS.