19 Dec '11, 11am

Green News: Tackling PV’s Red-Tape Roadblocks

Financial prospects for deployment of photovoltaic systems could be brightening. Prices of PV panels from both Asian and domestic manufacturers, for example, have dropped so much recently that many developers of solar power utility projects in California who originally planned to use solar thermal systems are switching to PV, according to a San Jose Mercury News story posted this month. And on December 1, the Department of Energy announced the winners of a competition, called the Rooftop Solar Challenge , intended to reward regional teams for coming up with proposals that will streamline PV-installation permitting and address metering, financing, zoning, grid connection, and other administrative issues – the sources of so-called “soft” costs – and reduce the time involved in getting projects up and running. From a field of 47 applicants, the DOE awarded 22 teams $12 millio...

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