Capturing Value in PV Balance-of-System: Why It Pays to Be the BOS

November 18, 2010

BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — New developments in solar power balance-of-system (BOS) technology, design and integration present significant opportunities for photovoltaic (PV) installers/developers, manufactures and other industry players to reduce costs, differentiate offerings and capture value in PV BOS. In its recently released PV balance-of-system briefing, Who’s the BOS? Identifying and Capturing Value in PV BOS, PHOTON Consulting, the largest dedicated solar energy research and consultancy firm, presents a quantified look at BOS cost breakdowns, the impact from BOS optimization on levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) and actionable opportunities to use BOS to improve profitability and reduce risk in the PV downstream.

“PV balance-of-system optimization, driven by improvements and innovations in technology, integrated design, mass-customization, system architecture and many other facets of the downstream value chain, presents a tremendous opportunity for value creation,” said Chris Bolman, PHOTON Consulting’s senior analyst. “BOS companies that establish leadership in driving down installed cost and LCOE, improving system performance, speeding up and streamlining the PV installation process and reducing supply chain risk will drive growth and value capture, both for themselves and for the energy community as a whole.”

PHOTON Consulting’s PV BOS briefing includes a screening of PHOTON Consulting’s top 30 innovative “BOS companies to watch” and highlights best practice BOS components, systems, companies and processes to enable companies to assess and optimize their value capture in the PV downstream.

To download the Table of Contents and purchase PHOTON Consulting’s Who’s the BOS? balance-of-system briefing, please visit http://www.photonconsulting.com/bos2010.


PHOTON Consulting is the largest dedicated solar energy research consultancy and is a leading supplier of in-depth research, management and strategic consulting services specific to the PV sector. With the deepest, broadest integrated coverage, PHOTON Consulting tracks the solar energy sector from feedstock to factory gate to end customer in every active and emerging market. PHOTON’s solar consultants model company, geographic and industry projections from the outside-in, cross checking company announcements with providers and buyers. Our PV data consists of historical and five-year forward projections for price, volume, revenue, cost, operating profit, operating margin and demand for c-Si and thin film technologies. With the most extensive research and data in the sector, PHOTON Consulting is the source for research and analysis in solar power. For more information on PHOTON Consulting, please visit the Company’s website: http://www.photonconsulting.com.


PHOTON Consulting, LLC (C) 2010. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: The information and statistical data with this report have not been independently verified and we make no representations or warranty as to its accuracy, completeness or correctness. Any opinions or estimates reflect the judgment of PHOTON Consulting, LLC at the date of publication and are subject to change at any time without notice. This publication is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide professional, investment or any other type of advice or recommendation. PHOTON Consulting, LLC does not accept any responsibility and cannot be held liable for any person’s use of or reliance on the information and opinions contained herein.

For more information on PHOTON Consulting, please contact Jean Foo at (+1) 617-904-0309 or via email at jean_foo@photonconsulting.com.

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