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January 27, 2013

Mtg: The Role of Software in Solar Cost Reduction

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY April 10, 2013
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Brian Farhi, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, SolarNexus
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Over the last several years, increasing effort has been made to understand, quantify, and reduce the non-hardware costs of solar installations. Given the rapid reduction in hardware cost and the generally-flat nature of the remainder of system costs, these “soft costs” now make up approximately half of the total installed cost of residential and light commercial PV systems. This talk will focus on a recent case study of solar contractors that adopted a business management software solution, and the quantitative and qualitative benefits that resulted.

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