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Non-Hardware ("Soft") Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential and Small Commercial Solar Photovoltaics, 2013-2020

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Kristen Ardani, Dan Seif, Robert Margolis, Jesse Morris, Carolyn Davidson , Sarah Truitt, Roy Torbert
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This report examines costs associated with photovoltaic installation with the specific aim of reducing the “soft” costs of installation for residential and small commercial applications. The authors draw on survey and market data from the photovoltaic industry in the United States and offer several conceivable paths for reducing soft costs to meet the goals of the U.S. SunShot Initiative.