26 Jan '17, 2pm

Q&A: How the Changing Residential Solar Market Influences the Way US Installers Buy Solar Panels

Module prices are at historic lows and global solar installations reached an all-time high in 2016. How does this influence the purchasing decisions of residential solar installers? Allison Mond, GTM Research solar analyst and author of Module Procurement Trends in the U.S. Residential Market , explains. GTM : How are falling module prices impacting solar module procurement decisions? Allison Mond : The impact is subtle, but important. Installers have always managed ongoing relationships with multiple module manufacturers and distributors at one time in order to ensure that they can execute on attractive pricing opportunities as they arise. This is even more important now as module prices are falling so quickly, and installers want to keep their own costs low in order to stay competitive. Installers are looking for module manufacturers who can be flexible on pricing and st...

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