Solar+Storage: Understanding Commercial-Scale Project Economics through Cost-Modeling


This interactive cost-modeling tool explores the following questions: Is solar+storage economical in my location? Which commercial building types are most likely to see cost-savings from solar or storage? Where are the emerging markets for solar+storage?

Use the tabs below to explore the results of cost-optimization modeling on the economics of solar+storage projects in commercial building types across the U.S.

This work was developed through the Solar+Storage Optimization Project, a joint endeavor of Clean Energy Group and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The goal of this project was to elucidate the emerging market for distributed solar paired with battery energy storage (solar+storage). This two-year research initiative was funded under the Department of Energy’s Sunshot Initiative (now the Solar Energy Technologies Office).

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Publication Details:

Author(s): Clean Energy Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Date: 07/15/2017
Project: Energy Storage, Resilient Power Project, Solar+Storage Optimization
Published By: Clean Energy Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Type: Interactive Modeling Tool
Technologies: Solar+Storage