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Trimming Solar Balance-of-System Costs With Electronics and Racking

April 28, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Trimming Solar Costs

The solar balance-of-system and racking sector is under intense pressure to reduce costs -- but it won't actually be all that easy. Cutting the costs of racking will be a little too much like bleeding a stone. One key is incorporating electrical components.[read more]

It's Still Hard To Get A Grip On Solar Energy's "Soft Costs"

December 7, 2013 by Tina Casey
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Solar Soft Costs

The last time we checked, solar cell hardware accounted for only half the cost of a typical solar installation. Well, that’s nothing. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has come out with two new studies demonstrating that non-hardware “soft costs” now account for a whopping 64% of the total.[read more]