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Solar Market Research and Analysis

Through rigorous data collection, analysis, and stakeholder engagement, NREL's Solar Market Research and Analysis efforts further solar technologies' role in supporting a more efficient and better performing U.S. electricity system. This cross-cutting set of activities leverages NREL's unique analytical and deployment capabilities.

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Key areas for NREL's solar market research and analysis portfolio include the following:

Solar Market Analysis

Current solar market research and analysis research efforts include the Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS), NREL's new Solar Energy Innovation Network, and Midscale Commercial Market Solar Analysis.

A list of featured publications highlights recent and noteworthy work.

Stakeholder Convening and Working Groups

Learn about NREL's collaborative efforts to convene solar market stakeholders, industry, and participants.

Technical Assistance to Decision Makers

Learn about NREL's Solar Technical Assistance Team, which gathers NREL solar technology and deployment experts to provide unbiased information on solar policies and issues for state and local government decision makers.

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