16 Sep '11, 4pm

Costs of solar installation continue to plummet, U.S. report says #solar #energy

16 Sep 2011: Costs of Solar Installation Continue to Plummet, U.S. Report Says The cost of installing solar power in the U.S., which fell by a staggering 17 percent in 2010, is on pace to fall even faster this year , according to a new report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The A Solar Panel on Every Roof? In U.S., Still a Distant Dream Daunted by high up-front costs, U.S. homeowners continue to shy away from residential solar power systems, even as utility-scale solar projects are taking off. But residential solar is having modest growth. READ THE e360 REPORT installation of solar systems on homes and businesses, excluding government incentives, dropped from $7.50 per watt in 2009 to about $6.20 last year, the fastest decrease in the 13 years since the Berkeley Lab started tracking the data. During the first six months of 2011, the cost fell by another 11 pe...

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