“Soft costs” a big barrier to solar energy’s growth

Recently, the Council announced we will be partnering on an exciting new Iowa initiative to decrease the “soft costs” of solar energy installations in communities across the state.  But just what are “soft costs” and why do they matter?  The U.S. Department of Energy explains with this infographic:

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See the rest of the infographic after the jump…
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Source: U.S. Department of Energy

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