This webinar summarizes key findings from the latest edition of Berkeley Lab’s “Tracking the Sun” annual report, describing pricing and design trends for grid-connected, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. The report is based on data from roughly 2.5 million systems installed nationally through year-end 2021, with preliminary data for the first half of 2022. New to the report this year is an expanded coverage of paired PV-plus-storage systems, including details on system design and pricing trends. The full report, along with an accompanying narrative summary briefing, online data visualizations, public dataset, and summary data tables, can be downloaded at: trackingthesun.lbl.gov. We appreciate the funding support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.
September 22, 2022