Supply Chain for Energy Technologies

Jill Engel-Cox, Samantha Reese

Research output: NRELPresentation


Understanding manufacturing cost implications of technologies is critical to aid adoption of next-generation energy solutions. It is important to understand not only of the manufacturing costs and value-add along the supply chain, but also gain understanding of manufacturing location decisions. By identifying a technology's competitive strengths and weaknesses, analyses give researchers and program decision makers the data and insights needed to create strategies and plans that better promote U.S. economic growth and pursue R&D activities that have the greatest long-term potential to yield significant energy savings for U.S. consumers. In this talk, we present examples of analysis from a variety of energy technologies to demonstrate how manufacturing cost analysis can be used to answer specific policy or research questions. In addition, we present case studies showing the importance of understanding trade flow, manufacturing locations, and capacity and utilization to inform economic growth and potential for technology adoption.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NamePresented at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) Lunch and Learn, 4 October 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-6A50-81151


  • benchmarking
  • clean energy
  • geopolitical landscape
  • Georgia Tech
  • GTMI
  • MOU
  • supply chain
  • TEA storytelling
  • TEA tools


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