Charting the Evolution of the U.S. Solar PV Installation Industry and its Bonds with Other Skilled Trades

Robert Margolis, Eric OShaughnessy

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Abstract

The solar photovoltaic (PV) installation industry has foundations in other related skilled trades such as electrical contracting, construction, and roofing. We use a novel dataset to explore these inter-industry ties. We find evidence that many installers continue to offer other related services. We also find evidence that the PV installation industry is converging with other industries over time. Policymakers could support nascent PV industries through measures to leverage these inter-industry ties.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number106726
Number of pages6
JournalElectricity Journal
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Inc.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-6A20-76191

Keywords

  • Contractors
  • Industry
  • Licensing
  • Solar

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