23 Feb '13, 3pm

@Revkin Best prospects for lowering solar's costs in future? Not in panels. In BOS. Pretty vanilla, super important

@Revkin Best prospects for lowering solar's costs in future? Not in panels. In BOS. Pretty vanilla, super important

Despite great advances in solar photovoltaic (PV) technology over the past half-century, it has not been widely adopted for electrical generation. Today only a tiny fraction of U.S. electricity is supplied via solar—well under 0.1 percent in 2009. The main reason? Cost. While module costs have come down significantly in the last decade, the “balance of system” costs—all the upfront costs associated with a PV system except the module—remain a barrier to large PV adoption. An Industry-Wide Approach to Identify and Capture Cost Reductions In June 2010, Rocky Mountain Institute convened more than 50 industry stakeholders and outside experts to a design charrette . Held in San Jose, California, the event offered a fragmented and multifaceted industry a chance to collaborate on strategies to reduce installed BoS costs for commercial and small utility systems. Discussions at the ...

Full article: http://www.rmi.org/SolarPVBOS

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