2008 Solar Technologies Market Report: January 2010

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This report focuses on the U.S. solar electricity market, including photovoltaic (PV) and concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. The report provides an overview of global and U.S. installation trends. It also presents production and shipment data, material and supply chain issues, and solar industry employment trends. It also presents cost, price, and performance trends; and discusses policy and market drivers such as recently passed federal legislation, state and local policies, and developments in project financing. The final chapter provides data on private investment trends and near-term market forecasts.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages131
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A2-46025

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102010-2867


  • concentrating solar power (CSP)
  • CSP
  • PV
  • solar costs
  • solar energy
  • solar investments
  • solar markets
  • solar performance
  • solar photovoltaics (PV)
  • solar technologies


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