Thursday, Jan 23, 2020 2:00 PM EST
Solar panels are the foundation of every solar power system. While many consider solar panels a commodity, the reality is there is a wide variation in solar panel price and performance.
For residential solar power systems, deploying high-efficiency panels can result in one or more of the following beneficial outcomes for residential solar installers:
1) an increase in the average system size
2) an increase in total MW installed
3) more sales and/or reduced customer acquisition costs
4) higher per system sales
5) higher percentage offset of energy usage by PV for customers
6) depending on the price of the high efficiency panels, a reduction in installed cost per Watt
Webinar attendees will come away from this meeting with a better understanding of how to optimize the use of high-efficiency panels with new insights in the following four areas:
- How to create techno-economic models of a residential solar power system and how to use these models to understand how the system installed cost per Watt is impacted by system size and solar panel efficiency.
- How high-efficiency panels could influence installed cost and value for residential solar power systems that are “usage-constrained” vs “area-constrained” (and what those terms mean).
- How electrification of traditionally fossil fuel energy sources (i.e., electric vehicles and heat pumps for space and water heating) could impact the value of high-efficiency solar panels for residential solar systems.
- Understanding the “state-of-the-art” for currently available high-efficiency solar panels and solar technologies being developed that could lead to even higher performance.
— Solar Builder magazine