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Abstract

Much of the discussion around the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation has focused on the costs of PV modules that convert sunlight to electricity. The overall capital cost of a PV system consists of two components: the cost of the modules and the balance-of-systems (BOS) costs. The BOS is a catch-all term to describe everything needed to erect and commission the PV system. The BOS costs include cables, the mounting system, solar inverters, labor costs, permitting costs, and site preparation costs.

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Amro Elshurafa

Amro Elshurafa

Research Fellow Amro is a research fellow with 15 years of research experience on three continents in the fields of technology and energy. His…

Expertise

  • Solar PV
  • renewable energy policy and microgrids

Publications See all Amro Elshurafa’s publications

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Trends in Global Solar PV Installation

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Nawaz Peerbocus

Nawaz Peerbocus

Research Fellow Nawaz is the program director for Energy Transitions and Electric Power. Before joining KAPSARC, he was chief economist at the…

Expertise

  • تحولات الطاقة والطاقة الكهربائية

Publications See all Nawaz Peerbocus’s publications

Electric Vehicle Deployment and Carbon Emissions in Saudi Arabia: A Power System Perspective

Electric Vehicle Deployment and Carbon Emissions in Saudi Arabia: A Power System Perspective

Much of the discussion around the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation has focused on…

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An Improved Understanding of The Balance of System Costs Can Improve The Economics of Solar PV Projects

An Improved Understanding of The Balance of System Costs Can Improve The Economics of Solar PV Projects

Much of the discussion around the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation has focused on…

September 18, 2019
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