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How to Halve the Cost of Residential Solar in the US

10th January 2018

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After 10 years running Sungevity, I recently completed a tour visiting solar companies in and around the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. I am pleased to report the residential solar industry is thriving around the world — everywhere except right here in the U.S.

The reason for this is startlingly simple: American consumers are being charged over two times more for solar than is the average consumer overseas. That’s USD $10,000 more for a typical 5-kilowatt residential solar system. The panels are the same — so what on earth is going on?

The answer: red tape.

Here in the land of technology leadership and free-market enterprise, American regulation has more than doubled the cost of solar.

This is why the Democrats keep shrinking. They want the government to run stuff, and (as the Post Office and TSA demonstrate) whenever the government runs stuff they suck at it.

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