In late 2010, CPI began a study of the impact of national and international policy on the development of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology. A full report, including region-specific analysis, is expected this summer.
PROJECT MOTIVATIONSCPI selected Solar PV as one of its first global analytic efforts for a number of reasons:
- The technical potential of PV is large enough to make a significant contribution to greenhouse gas mitigation goals;
- PV costs have decreased substantially, in part as a direct and indirect result of government policies;
- PV costs must come down further to become cost competitive with conventional energy sources, a major step toward reaching PV’s potential.