Soft costs of solar: The final frontier of utility LCOE reduction?

“In this op-ed for pv magazine, KiloNewton Founder and CEO John Williamson looks at both the importance of reducing soft costs and the likely paths to get there.”

 Module prices are expected to decline from $0.30/W to $0.18/W over the next 5 years through material cost reductions and efficiency gains. While this is going to further reduce the cost of solar energy, there is virtually no way that we can hit the goal of reducing solar costs by 50% by 2030 without reducing soft costs.


Photo credit: Amy Suarez

Here’s a link to the full article I wrote for PV Magazine below: