Reducing Solar Balance of System (BoS) Costs

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013, 9:30am - 11:30am EDT / Streamed Panel Discussion: 7:00am - 8:30am PDT / 10:00am - 11:30am EDT / 16:00 - 17:30 (Paris-Brussels)

Meeting in New York

 

 

While Solar PV module prices have dropped from their height in 2007, of $3.50 per watt, to $.95 per watt in 2012, BoS costs, have remained largely unmoved. GTM Research, estimates a .0-.08 fall in BoS costs between 2012, and 2016.

 

At AGRION’s Solar Finance and Technology Cocktail, Danny Gold, of AECOM, presented on technology trends in solar, focusing in particular on multijunction cells. He posited that when commercialized, multijunction PV technology would have the potential to make the most difference in reducing BoS costs. Indeed, a graph from GTM’s report shows that a Blende c-SI installation, with 15% efficiency has a BoS cost of 50 cents, as opposed 59 cents, for a CdTe installation, with 12% efficiency.

 

At AGRION’s Solar Finance Task Force, Ben Healey, Senior Manager at CEFIA, presented on CEFIA’s strategies for reducing customer acquisition costs, which can account for 10-70 cents per watt. One of the programs he mentioned, called SolarizeCT, saw a reduction of over a dollar per installed watt throughout participating counties. See slides here.

  

In this meeting, we examine ways to reduce solar BoS costs, through panel efficiencies, web applications for demand aggregation, and more.

Location: 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020

Roundtable Brochure 

Speakers:

Alan Beale, SolarMax USA, Inc., President & General Manager

Jennifer Harvey, NYSERDA, Senior Project Manager

Charles Feit, OnForce Solar, CEO

Vani Dantam, Axion Power International, Senior Vice President

Charles Malcomb, Hodgson Russ, Associate (Moderator)

Attendees list
58 people will attend this meeting, among them
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EnergySage
CEO
Suniva
Sales Director
EnergyWise Partners LLC
CEO
PHB Catalyst
Principal
Blumen Solar and Sustainabil
President
Geoscape Solar
CEO
Argonne National Lab
Principle Electrical Engineer
Central NY Regional Planning
Energy Program Manager
new york power authority
SENY Public and Governmental Affairs Representative
Entersolar
Design Engineer
Bosch Solar Energy
Regional President
Con Edison CSS
Manager, Regulatory Affairs
Cate Street Capital
Managing Director
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Partner
Hobbs & Towne
Senior Search Consultant
NYS Dept. of Public Service
Associate Economist
OnForce Solar, Inc.
CEO
Energy Paradiso
principal
ECHO Analytics
Business Development Manager
Energy Infrastructure Partne
Principal
Princeton Power Systems
Chief Strategy Officer
NYSERDA
Project Manager
Goldman Sachs
Vice President
SPG Solar
Senior Vice President, Product Management and Technology
New York Power Authority
Engineer
New York Power Authority
Engineer
Watts Capital, LLC
Managing Director
Mercury Solar Systems, Inc.
VP of Technology
EcoGreenHotel
Director of Development
Mintz Levin
Partner
Dow Chemical
Executive External Strategy Fellow
S&P
Director
CUNY
NYC Solar Coordinator
Integrated Solar Technology
CEO
RER Energy Group
President
Duke Energy
Renewable Analyst
OnForce Solar
VP, Business Development
Locus Energy
Corporate Strategy
Earthrise Capital
Partner
New York Power Authority
Sr. R&D Engineer
Ridge Advisory
Managing Director
EME Consulting Engineering G
partner
NRDC
Program Assistant
Onforce Solar
Engineer
Vanguard Energy Patners, LLC
VP Design & Estimating
ConEdison Solutions
Engineer
Vivint Solar
Chief Tecnology Officer
Federal Energy Regulatory Co
Energy Industry Analyst
NY State Dept of Public Serv
Dorector, office of Regulatory Economics
Petra Solar
VP, Product Management
NREL
Solar Technolgoy Deployment Manager
New York University, School
Senior Fellow
OnForce Solar
Analyst, Commercial Solar
NYSERDA
Project Manager
Vanguard Energy Partners, LL
Lead Estimator
Apollo Solar
Bus Dev and Sales
Midamerican Renewables
Sr. Engineer
Powersmith
Director of Photovoltaic Design and Installation
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Speakers
Alan Beale
SolarMax USA, Inc.
President & General Manager
Jennifer Harvey
NYSERDA
Senior Project Manager
Charles Feit
OnForce Solar, Inc.
CEO
Vani Dantam
Axion Power International
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sales & Marketing
Moderators
Charles Malcomb
Hodgson Russ
Associate