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What’s Holding Back Community Solar Investment Decisions Among Consumers?

September 18, 2017

Potential solar customers are certainly window shopping. But in today’s market, interest doesn’t always equate to sales.

The latest Solar Marketplace Intel report from EnergySage shows increasing interest in solar from consumers. But the current array of options aren’t always enough for shoppers to buy — especially for community solar,

In all of the six utility service areas EnergySage analyzed in its latest report, the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for solar bested this year’s rates from residential electricity providers. And based on an analysis of traffic to its Solar Marketplace site, EnergySage found that solar interest surged in every state in the nation, with the most marked gains in “emerging markets” where the baseline is lower.

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