Solar Supply Chain and Industry Analysis
NREL conducts analysis of solar industry supply chains and provides quarterly updates on important developments in the industry.
These analyses draw from data collected through a combination of third-party market reports, primary interviews, and publicly available data sources.
Solar Industry Updates
NREL’s quarterly solar industry updates provide information on trends within the solar industry. These quarterly updates cover an array of photovoltaic module and system technologies as well as energy storage and concentrating solar power.
The quarterly solar industry updates often cover:
- Global and U.S. supply and demand
- Module and system selling prices
- Investment trends and business models
- Updates on related government programs and policies.
Solar Supply Chain Analyses
NREL conducts detailed supply chain analysis for specific photovoltaic module technologies. These analyses include production locations, supply chain risk and costs, and material availability.
Terawatt-Scale Photovoltaics: Transform Global Energy, Science (2019)
Expanding the Photovoltaic Supply Chain in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges, NREL Technical Report (2019)