Berkeley Lab webinar: Comparative trends in utility-scale wind and solar markets in the United States

December 1, 2020

Please join us on Tuesday, December 8, at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern time for a free webinar presenting highlights from Berkeley Lab’s 2020 utility-scale wind and solar data updates. These annual data products, now in their 14th and 8th years, respectively, compile comprehensive empirical data from the expanding fleet of utility-scale wind and solar projects operating in the United States, and analyze key trends in deployment and market penetration, technology characteristics, installed costs, performance (capacity factor), PPA prices, LCOE, wholesale market value, capacity in interconnection queues, and hybridization with battery storage.

In the past, we have typically presented each of these products separately, to wind- or solar-specific audiences. But as utility-scale wind and solar markets in the United States continue to converge (e.g., with most wind developers now active in solar, and vice versa), it increasingly makes sense to present these two products together, side-by-side—for example, as in the graphs below—in order to provide a more holistic view of the latest developments. To that end, this webinar will bring together the most important trends and insights from each data product and present them in a comparative fashion.

The slide deck and a recording of the webinar is available at https://emp.lbl.gov/webinar/utility-scale-wind-and-solar-us.

To access the latest editions of our utility-scale wind or solar data products, go to windreport.lbl.gov or utilityscalesolar.lbl.gov.

We thank the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Wind Energy Technologies Office and Solar Energy Technologies Office, for funding this work.

 

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