GE’s plan to make rooftop solar more affordable
Today, the average cost of installing a solar system on a typical home is $6.50 per watt, or $32,500. We want to cut the cost by more than half. At less than half the price, solar systems will be practical for millions of homeowners in the United States, Charlie Korman, manager of solar energy programs at GE Global Research, said in a release Wednesday. To achieve such a radical cost reduction, new technologies are needed to simplify and standardize how solar installations are made. The process has to be as routine as putting a new roof on your home.
Paul Higgins: a much better approach than massive subsidies that cost way too much per tonne of carbon, or shaming people into adoption.
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