29 Dec '15, 8pm

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Online solar marketplace EnergySage has released the results of its first nationwide survey of U.S. solar installers , which found nearly half of small-to-mid-sized solar installers face more than 20 competitors in their service areas. The survey, which did not include results from industry leader SolarCity or other large installers, reported a median response of 15 competitors. Additionally, the report found that price competition was the largest barrier to closing sales, with 44% of respondents listing this as a top challenge. This saturation appears to be despite a smaller number of new companies. Among the 103 installers surveyed, most began installing residential solar in 2005-2010, and none began in 2014. This is likely due to the previously scheduled expiration of the U.S. Investment Tax Credit, which has since been extended through 2019 with a phase-down thereafter...

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