28 Oct '13, 2am

WOW: Solar is 99% Cheaper Than It Used To Be

WOW: Solar is 99% Cheaper Than It Used To Be

With PV prices so low, the majority of the cost of going solar is now non-hardware costs such as financing, installation, permitting, and customer acquisition. Soft costs tend to be lower in markets that have stable and consistent policy toward the solar industry. On a global level, German feed-in-tariff policy has led to a maturation of its solar industry and an almost 50% lower cost to install solar than the U.S. On a national level, cities like Lancaster, California are reducing soft costs by making it easier their citizens to go solar by streamlining permit processing. There have also been numerous companies started in the past few years with the sole focus of reducing soft costs. These companies include

Full article: http://www.solarfeeds.com/wow-solar-99-cheaper-used/

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