09 Jun '11, 10pm

Word: Solar’s getting cheaper, fast: via @grist @Stphn_Lacey

The "Moore's Law" analogy doesn't necessarily work on the installation side, as you have all kinds of variables in permitting, financing, and hardware costs. But with incredible advances in web-based tools to make sales and permitting easier; new sophisticated racking, wiring, and inverter technologies to make installation faster and cheaper; and all kinds of innovative businesses providing point-of-sale financing (think auto sales), costs on the installation side have fallen steadily as well. The Rocky Mountain Institute projects that these costs [PDF] will fall by 50 percent in the next five years. (Note: This chart is from RMI, not from the Dinwoodie/Shugar presentation.)

Full article: http://www.grist.org/solar-power/2011-06-09-solar-getting...

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