Solar Electricity: Disruptive Cost Reduction

Kavlak et al. 2018, manufacturing cost of silicon solar panels, see explanation below** The last red data point comes from the opportunity to buy bulk solar panels, which is likely somewhat above the manufacturing cost.

Reference Swanson (above), and Kavlak (2018)

The cost of solar panels presently represents only 20% of the cost of roof top solar ( LBNL), a portion that will continue to decrease. The other costs are related to installation and integrating into the present grid. We seek to eliminate these other costs by generating solar electricity from removable panels and using it directly.