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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 capabilities.

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

Projects and Publications

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

A list of featured publications highlights recent and noteworthy work.

Decision Support

Learn about NREL's new Solar Energy Innovation Network, as well as the 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.

Stakeholder Convening and Working Groups

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

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