Category: Residential Generation
Soft costs can account for up to 64% of a typical solar photovoltaic system expenses. At the same time, these non-hardware costs can be more unpredictable and difficult to manage. In fact, operational inefficiencies can easily add up to $1,500 in added costs and lost productivity per employee each month. As firms bring increased automation to field operations, they are realizing improvements in both efficiency and profitability.
In this presentation, Mr. Sardary will share unique actionable insight based on analysis of over 5,000 projects and 100,000 completed work packages using the Scoop Solar mobile platform.
The presentation will cover:
- A breakdown of the major categories of soft costs and related processes
- Where these processes are most vulnerable to waste, including pre-sales processes, customer site visits, interconnection, permitting, and loan application/approvals
- Which processes are most likely to benefit from increased automation
- What measurable savings have been achieved using automated versus manual processes
Our target audience of managers overseeing field O&M operations will benefit from an increased understanding of where their own businesses are likely incurring soft costs, and the potential for savings through increased automation and efficiency.
Babak Sardary– Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Scoop Solar