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In 2020, Exawatt partnered with PVEL to provide ongoing research and consulting services to downstream PV developers. PVEL is the leading independent testing lab for the global downstream PV industry

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Together, Exawatt and PVEL offer a quarterly Solar Technology and Cost (STAC) report, designed for module buyers in the U.S. This report is a high-level view of market evolutions and module price/wattage forecasts. Unlike our own manufacturing cost report, this report does not include breakdowns of cost estimates/forecasts by step (wafer/cell/module) or materials/process details.

Highlights from the latest STAC report are available here:

Meet the PV team

Alex Barrows

Head of PV

Alex Barrows

Alex heads up Exawatt’s solar PV research, with a particular focus on forecasting the efficiency and cost evolution of solar technologies in order to understand when and how new technologies will influence the PV market. He obtained his PhD in the physics of perovskite-based solar cells from the University of Sheffield.

Molly Morgan

Senior Research Analyst (PV)

Molly Morgan

Molly supports the PV team by tracking and forecasting evolutions in solar module efficiency and architecture, as well as providing analysis of capacity, production, and financial data for PV manufacturers. She has an undergraduate degree in Physics and a postgraduate degree in Solar Cell Technology, both from the University of Sheffield.

“Exawatt’s PV module manufacturing intelligence is second to none. A fundamental understanding of PV module technologies and manufacturing processes lies at the heart of what Exawatt does. Leveraging this fundamental understanding is what sets Exawatt apart and drives their unique insights.”

Jim Sorensen
Director of Product Management, Array Technologies

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