U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

PV Cost Convergence Calculator

This PV Cost Convergence Calculator provides a big-picture look at the city-by-city timing of cost convergence for PV energy from 2000 to 2020. The calculator allows local city or utility staff, or other interested parties to understand the order of magnitude influence of commonly used incentives like grants or rebates, performance incentives, or low interest loans on the levelized cost of solar PV energy. The calculator also allows for a comparison of reference cost convergence trends to city specific scenarios.

May, 2011
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