20 Apr '11, 4pm

SolarNexus Dropping Solar’s “Soft Costs” #FPG #Solar

SolarNexus Dropping Solar’s “Soft Costs” #FPG #Solar

reported in a recent white paper for the DOE that $0.50 per watt can be saved in residential solar installations simply by streamlining the permitting process. SolarTech has come up with a number of ways to reduce the soft costs of solar installs -- looking at permitting, financing, paperwork, code, standardized contracts and safety issues. SolarCity and Sungevity have developed tools to streamline bids and installation. I spoke with Eric Alderman, the CEO of SolarNexus. "We're focused on soft costs and how we're going to reduce those costs," according to the CEO, adding "We're using software to reduce soft costs." SolarNexus has built a tool for the downstream solar industry -- it's a web-based solar business management platform that seeks to address the entire value chain, from sales to O&M. That focus on the entire flow distinguishes SolarNexus from vendors like Clean P...

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