06 Apr '11, 2pm

Lowering Solar Installation Costs: A Roadmap From SolarTech via @greentechmedia

Lowering Solar Installation Costs: A Roadmap From SolarTech via @greentechmedia

This is how Scott Clavenna, the moderator of the panel, summarized it: "I think the solutions that jumped out at this meeting centered on educating the whole financial industry on the investment value of commercial and residential solar systems, and continuing to standardize the processes around permitting, interconnection and installation. It works very efficiently in Europe today because of the simple structures in place there at national levels and because banks there have a deep understanding of solar project values. In the U.S., we're stuck with state and local levels of complexity when it comes to installations, and financial expertise limited mainly to major national banks. This mismatch today is a real market inhibitor and needs to be addressed by the entire solar industry, not just individual suppliers and developers.

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