29 Jan '15, 2pm

Efficiency Is Not Effectiveness: How the Cost Reduction Race Hurts the Value of Solar

Part of what has driven success in Australia, aside from streamlined, though severely threatened, policies and incentives has been economies of scale backed by software business tools and labor specialization. “Margins here so low that [driving] volume is the only way to make any money. Administrative and logistics burdens are so huge, these sort of [logistics management] tools are critical to making a more streamlined business,” said Jeremy Tranter, a professional engineer with Australian design-build firm Solari Energy. “You’ve got to have logistics correct, processes in place, racking systems pre-fabbed as much as possible and proper planning so that everyone knows what they’re doing,” Jeremy continued. “It's very much about driving efficiencies.” Driving efficiency will not be enough to scale the U.S. solar market. While many installers may be tempted to reduce costs t...

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