1. The Next Big Opportunity to Drop Balance-of-System Costs: Battery Storage

    The Next Big Opportunity to Drop Balance-of-System Costs: Battery Storage

    What’s it going to take to make the installed cost of battery storage fall as fast as solar's? Over the past five years, solar panel prices have fallen fast, dropping to as low as 50 cents a watt. Of course, panels are just one component of the total cost of installed solar. As panel prices leveled out, it became clear that the remaining cost reductions were going to have to come from the rest of the PV system -- racks, inverters and wires, as well as soft costs like permitting, sales and logistics.

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