Soft costs comprise 64% of a solar PV system’s total cost, which means installation methods and component selection are crucial elements of solar installer’s business model. Today on the Pitch, Jason Higginson, senior director of marketing with APsystems, tells us how multi-module microinverters can be a competitive advantage for solar installers through reduced costs and installation efficiencies — all of which translate to operational improvements for the installer’s business.
- How much does the reduced mincroinverter part count impact the speed and efficiency of an installation?
- What about versus a string inverter design?
- What costs per watt difference are we possibly talking about here?
- Have solar installer customers changed their usual operations as a result?
- What about post-installation? How does this MLPE avoid truck rolls down the road?
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We have a ton video interviews and additional content on our YouTube page. Recently we debuted Power Forward! -- a collaboration with BayWa r.e. to discuss higher level industry topics as well as best practices / trends for running a solar business today.
Our longer running side project is The Pitch -- in which we have awkward discussions with solar manufacturers and suppliers about their new technology and ideas so that you don't have to. We discuss everything from residential rail-less deck attaching and home solar financing to large-scale energy storage value stacking and utility-driven new home solar + storage microgrids.