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Many factors affect the economics of photovoltaic systems:

  • Photovoltaic component costs
  • Installation costs
  • Operation/Maintenance costs
  • System soft costs:
    • Design
    • Permits
  • Avoided costs of alternate energy:
    • Electric utility rates & policies
    • ?
  • Design restraints:
    • Non-optimum solar access
    • Institutional restrictions (property lines)

 

These factors are covered in the following links: