The Solar Energy Technologies Office supports analysis teams at national laboratories to assess technology costs, location-specific competitive advantages, policy impacts on system financing, and to perform detailed levelized cost of energy (LCOE) analyses.

Recent National Lab Solar Cost Analysis Studies

Solar Cost Analysis Funding Programs

The Energy Department’s national laboratories play a large role in conducting research and analyses to benchmark current technology and system costs, and to inform the potential commercial impacts of technology development and system installation improvement pathways.