solar soft costs

CSI program wind-down doesn’t mean the end of solar in California

Written by Scott Tewel


As the California Solar Initiative General Market program—the largest PV incentive program in the U.S.—winds down, an interesting solar landscape is emerging in California. A number of incentive programs large and small continue to support solar adoption in the state, … Continued

Three ways automation can smash solar interconnection costs

Written by Scott Tewel


It’s no secret that although solar hardware costs have been steadily decreasing, solar soft costs— including permitting, interconnection, customer acquisition and installation labor—have remained steady. In fact, according to studies by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley … Continued

Solar trends hold strong at Intersolar 2013

Written by Mark Liffmann

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Those of us from Clean Power Research who attended this year’s Intersolar North America in San Francisco were pleasantly surprised to find a robust show. Although Intersolar is always well planned and executed, drawing the best companies from all over … Continued