Join Berkeley Lab researchers Mark Bolinger and Joachim (“Jo”) Seel for a free one-hour webinar that will present highlights from the newly released “Utility-Scale Solar, 2021 Edition” report. This report presents analysis of empirical plant-level data from the U.S. fleet of ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV), PV+battery, and concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP) plants with capacities exceeding 5 MW-AC. While focused on key developments in 2020, this report also explores longer-term trends in deployment, technology, capital and operating costs, capacity factors, the levelized cost of solar energy (LCOE), power purchase agreement (PPA) prices, and wholesale market value.
The report, published in slide-deck format, is accompanied by a narrative technical brief, a public data file, and interactive data visualizations. All items can be accessed via utilityscalesolar.lbl.gov.