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Lessons from Australia: Reducing Solar PV Costs Through Installation Labor Efficiency

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Koben Calhoun, Karen Crofton, Robert McIntosh
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The development of Australia’s solar market, and the drastic cost reductions it saw over a short period of time, emphasize that high market demand and transparency in costs is a key towards reducing soft costs. When the market is large enough, solar installers and retailers can rely more upon volume for profitability and can create reductions in soft costs in order to compete in the marketplace.