The Solar Futures Study

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


The Solar Futures Study explores potential pathways for solar energy to drive deep decarbonization of the U.S. electric grid by 2035, and envisions how further electrification could decarbonize the broader U.S. energy system by 2050.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-6A20-80826

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102021-5625


  • 2050
  • analysis
  • concentrating solar power
  • CSP
  • decarbonization
  • electrification
  • photovoltaics
  • PV
  • solar


Dive into the research topics of 'The Solar Futures Study'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this