Solar PV Balance of System (BOS): Technologies and Markets
GTM Research forecasts BOS costs to decline roughly 29 cents/watt (US$) from 2010 to 2013, and this report presents detailed BOS cost roadmaps by technology (c-Si, thin film) and mounting type for structures, foundations, labor, civil works, cables, engineering and inverters.
In addition, this report features installation forecasts and market sizing for fixed and mounting structures by country and explores the current trends pursued by the key players in the BOS market, providing notes on more than 50 companies active in the BOS space.
- Detailed balance-of-system cost roadmaps by technology (c-Si and thin film) and price forecasts through 2015
- Market sizing for fixed ground-mounted structures, tracking structures, roof-mounted structures, foundations, combiner boxes, cables and conduits
- Demand by country and region (Germany, Italy, Rest of Europe, United States, Japan, China and Rest of World) by mounting structure type (ground-mounted fixed, tracking and rooftop-mounted)
- Analysis of PV project labor and civil engineering costs
- More than 50 company notes on BOS players leading the market
Questions for Competitive Decision-making:
- Which BOS markets will see the greatest opportunities for component cost reduction?
- What business models are BOS players pursuing to gain greater market share globally?
- How is regional demand influencing the type of mounting structures deployed through 2015?
- What are the hidden costs of BOS, including EPC margins, land, labor, security, grounds and medium voltage?