29 Jan '15, 6am

Solar Costs Will Fall Another 40% In 2 Years. Here’s Why.

Solar Costs Will Fall Another 40% In 2 Years. Here’s Why.

Racking and other balance of system costs are often overlooked as a source of cost reduction, ongoing efficiency improvements, streamlining, and potential advances in materials to lead to incremental improvements, from around $0.25/w to around $0.17/w. Installation costs will fall by one third in the US Cost reduction on the installation side will come primarily from scale benefits, and could fall from $0.65/w to $0.45/w. In fact, solar installation jobs are likely to increase substantially to keep pace with demand, but more experienced installers using better tools and techniques on larger systems are likely to more than offset any wage growth through efficiency gains,” Deutsche Bank says. Sales/Customer Acquisition Cost will fall even further Deutsche Bank sees substantial room for improvement over the longer term in cost per watt terms – from $0.50/w to $0.20/w – as sol...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/01/29/solar-costs-will-fall...

Tweets

Storage to follow solar's path of falling costs...

pv-tech.org 28 Jan '15, 1pm

Battery storage. Citigroup predicts storage technologies will follow a similar path to renewables such as solar in driving...

More Than 125,000 UK Homes Installed Solar PV L...

cleantechnica.com 29 Jan '15, 6am

I’ve been off the grid for over 25 years. I doubt many people will go off grid if they have reasonable access and their el...

There Is Solar, And There Is Solar

There Is Solar, And There Is Solar

renewableenergyworld.com 27 Jan '15, 1pm

The Hindu, January 19, 2015 quotes India’s Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal: “India [is] committed to its … target o...

Renewable energy costs to drop 40 percent in ne...

inhabitat.com 02 Feb '15, 3pm

Even some of those within the oil and gas capitals of the world recognize the increasing competitiveness of renewable ener...

Focus On Customers Who Will Come Back

Focus On Customers Who Will Come Back

seerinteractive.com 29 Jan '15, 4pm

I recently finished reading Simon Sinek ’s “Start With Why ” and wanted to share how to apply some of the concepts he disc...

Hawaii Tinkers With Its Solar Formulas

Hawaii Tinkers With Its Solar Formulas

greenbuildingadvisor.com 30 Jan '15, 10am

The electric utility serving the Hawaiian island of Kauai is well on its way to replacing generating stations running on f...

Solar Outlook 2015: Still Growing, But No Longer Energy’s Young Kid

Solar Outlook 2015: Still Growing, But No Longe...

renewableenergyworld.com 28 Jan '15, 2pm

Truth be told, 2015 is shaping up to be a very, very good year for the solar industry in the United States. Yes, a few sta...

“The notion that solar is expensive is over” @thema1berlin @RenewablesNews

“The notion that solar is expensive is over” @t...

renewableenergymagazine.com 29 Jan '15, 2pm

The report by Thema 1 , based in Berlin, used the German experience of solar power to project the outlook for solar costs ...

Will Solar See More Consolidation?

Will Solar See More Consolidation?

renewableenergyworld.com 22 Jan '15, 4pm

Accra, Ghana -- Tumbling oil prices will maintain pressure on the solar industry to consolidate by drying up investor inte...

More and more, the Pentagon is starting to talk about 6th gen fighters.

More and more, the Pentagon is starting to talk...

defensenews.com 28 Jan '15, 8pm

The 6th generation aircraft will replace, among other things, the F-22. (Photo: US Air Force) CONNECT 38 TWEET 15 LINKEDIN...

Listen Up: Ten Predictions for Rooftop Solar in...

renewableenergyworld.com 29 Jan '15, 2pm

OK, one can pretty much take these predictions to the bank. But what will happen in the solar industry in 2015? What kind ...

#Sultry #stilettos - Do your #ValentinesDay pre...

heels.com 30 Jan '15, 1am

2 Lips Too is a unique line that personifies fashionable and fun comfortable wear. The brand was founded in 1982 and speci...

Efficiency Is Not Effectiveness: How the Cost R...

renewableenergyworld.com 29 Jan '15, 2pm

Part of what has driven success in Australia, aside from streamlined, though severely threatened, policies and incentives ...

India To Propose Global Collaboration In Solar Power R&D To Cut Costs

India To Propose Global Collaboration In Solar ...

cleantechnica.com 26 Jan '15, 4am

The answer may lay in the fact that India plans to have an installed solar power capacity of 100 GW by 2022. In order to a...

Another Trip to España!

Another Trip to España!

theshoesnobblog.com 02 Feb '15, 11am

I just touched down in Madrid, heading to the factory that does the handstitching on our apron vamps and to see about crea...