09 Jun '11, 11am

Inspiring Cities to Break Down Solar Roadblocks: Widespread adoption of solar power faces a number of tall hurdl...

Inspiring Cities to Break Down Solar Roadblocks: Widespread adoption of solar power faces a number of tall hurdl...

Across the United States, there are nearly 20,000 local, municipal and county governments served by a complex system of over 5,000 electric utilities. Each local government sets and enforces electrical, structural and fire codes, while each utility sets rates and resource plans in conjunction with regulatory agencies. These elements all influence PV project development processes and physical system designs. The complexity and lack of uniformity of this policy landscape poses significant challenges to any national effort aimed at growing viable markets for cost-effective solar electricity. Installers and financiers that work across so many individual jurisdictions must deal with highly variable legal and process requirements that add significant time and uncertainty to solar projects. In fact, recent analysis indicates the overhead costs charged by installers to account for...

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