By Tony Clifford Solar needs to reach a marketable price point before the Federal tax credit expires in 2016, While there’s debate about what that price point will be, I’m not really concerned with hitting a specific number. The industry simply needs to reach a “tipping point” at which the photovoltaic (PV) industry can sell [...]
Citizens all over the United States are discovering that they can lower the cost of going solar by encouraging their city or town to reduce the cost of solar permitting and inspections. Join the movement for Solar Freedom Now!
Utility-scale soft costs were just 25 cents/watt According to a new study from NREL, in 2010 the average soft costs for residential systems averaged $1.50 per watt, or roughly 23 percent of system cost. For commercial systems, the median 2010 soft costs were $0.99/W for systems smaller than 250 kW (about 17 percent of system [...]
A new report from Lawrence Berkeley Lab asks the question “Why Are Residential PV Prices in Germany So Much Lower Than in the U.S.?” The report supports the premise of the new ASES Solar Freedom Now! campaign, which aims to slash “soft costs” of solar installations in the United States. The answers won’t surprise you. [...]