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How Do We Lower Solar Installation Costs And Open The Market To Securitized Portfolios: Standardize And Harmonize

November 14th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Soft costs can be pretty tough. The cost of solar installations can be generally separated into "hard" costs — representing primary components such as modules, racking, inverters — and soft costs including legal, permitting, and financing. While the former group — particularly modules — have dropped dramatically over the last several years, the latter have not. According to a recent NREL analysis, these costs represent roughly 30% of both residential and utility installations (slightly less for commercial-host systems). See Figure 1.

US Solar Industry Leaders Testify before ITC on Chinese Silicon PV Dumping, Subsidies

October 5th, 2012 | by Andrew

Massive Chinese government subsidies have led to equally massive overcapacity and Chinese manufacturers' exports to the US, and that in turn's led to a rising tide of US solar bankruptcies and downsizing at a critical juncture in the global industry's development, US solar industry leaders and supporters testified. The Commerce Dept.'s much anticipated final determination on duties is right around the corner

Solar PV Close to 50c/Watt

July 24th, 2012 | by Giles Parkinson

  US Energy Secretary Stephen Chu earlier this year suggested that solar PV without subsidies will be cheaper than both coal and [&hellip

Solar Power on US Campuses Surges 450% in 3 Years

October 7th, 2011 | by Andrew

Solar PV power installations on university and college campuses have surged 450% over the last three years while average cost per Watt has fallen 35% since 2009, according to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, which has just released a new version of its US campus solar installations database

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