The capital cost of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system comprises the module and balance-of-systems (BOS). The latter refers to everything else that is needed to make the solar system functional including cables, mounts, labor, etc. While modules are priced internationally, the BOS is countryspecific. Price developments of modules, which have been thoroughly studied in literature, followed an 80 percent learning curve (LC). On the other hand, research on the LC for BOS has not been as extensive.June 15, 2017
Shahad Albardi is a research analyst at KAPSARC working in the field of energy policy with a focus on renewable energy and its interaction with conventional fuels. She holds a BSc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Effat University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.