LBNL Report Number
A more recent version of this report is now available here: https://emp.lbl.gov/tracking-the-sun. As the deployment of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) systems has increased, so too has the desire to track the installed cost of these systems over time and by location, customer type, system characteristics, and component. This report helps to fill this need by summarizing trends in the installed cost of grid-connected PV systems in the United States from 1998 through 2008 (updating a previous report with data through 2007). The analysis is based on installed cost data from more than 52,000 residential and non-residential PV systems, totaling 566 MW and representing 71% of all grid-connected PV capacity installed in the U.S. through 2008.