PON 2672 Photovoltaic Balance-of-System Cost Reduction
As part of the NY-Sun initiative NYSERDA and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) seek proposals to identify and address Photovoltaic (PV) Balance-of-System (BOS) issues that will result in cost savings associated with purchasing, installing, owning, and operating a PV system in New York. BOS includes everything involved in a PV system except for the PV module. BOS cost reduction should be considered in a holistic manner to ensure that cost reductions in one area don’t cause unintended cost increases in another area that negate the overall savings. Projects should focus on reducing life cycle costs and lowering the cost of energy.