The U.S. renewable energy industries are persistently on the hunt for means of cutting down the cost of delivered energy. For example, in the case of solar, module costs have historically been the prize game. Although, now that modules are selling at bargain-basement prices worldwide, attention has shifted to "soft cost" components. And this is where document standardization — the creation of an industry-wide set of contracts, forms, permits, etc., required during the project development cycle — could pay some real dividends.