Financing, Overhead, and Profit: An In-Depth Discussion of Costs Associated with Third-Party Financing of Residential and Commercial Photovoltaic Systems
Previous work quantifying the non-hardware balance-of-system costs -- or soft costs -- associated with building a residential or commercial photovoltaic (PV) system has left a significant portion unsegmented in an 'other soft costs' category. This report attempts to better quantify the 'other soft costs' by focusing on the financing, overhead, and profit of residential and commercial PV installations for a specific business model. This report presents results from a bottom-up data-collection and analysis of the upfront costs associated with developing, constructing, and arranging third-party-financed residential and commercial PV systems. It quantifies the indirect corporate costs required to install distributed PV systems as well as the transactional costs associated with arranging third-party financing.
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- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 14 SOLAR ENERGY BENCHMARKING; SOFT COSTS; FINANCING; THIRD-PARTY FINANCING; BALANCE-OF-SYSTEM COSTS; BOS COSTS; THIRD-PARTY-FINANCED; PV SYSTEM PRICE; INDIRECT CORPORATE COSTS; Energy Analysis; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics
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