20 May '11, 7pm

A USB port for solar?

A USB port for solar?

Forward Print Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Subscribe When it comes to driving down the cost of solar power, the price and efficiency of photovoltaic panels get a lot of the spotlight. But Zep Solar says it has created a way to knock down solar costs by saving on labor and materials­ – also known as balance-of-system costs – that can account for about one third of a solar system’s price tag. The company, which touts itself as “the USB port for solar,” this week announced a licensing agreement with German panel maker Centrosolar to bring the Zep Solar’s mounting system to the European market. “Module prices are dropping down to the carpet,” Zep Solar president Mike Miskovsky says. “That’s driving into more dramatic relief the need to reduce costs of other parts of the system.” Specifically, Zep Solar has created a mounting system that eliminates the need for aluminum mounting r...

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