Residential Solar Is Easier and Cheaper to Install in Germany than the U.S.
The savings aren’t the panels themselves. Those costs are comparable. The difference comes almost entirely in “soft costs” — customer acquisition, labor, interconnection to the grid, and licensing. When it comes to residential solar, in the U.S. it costs more to do; and there are more impediments, depending on your state it takes 120 to 180 days to install and integrate a solar system to the electric company’s grid. It Germany a system can be installed, licensed, and up and running in as little as eight days! Here is recent NY Times Op-Ed written by David Crane and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.