Why Hasn’t Solar Caught On In The U.S.?
A solar industry veteran from a leading solar panel manufacturerdescribed a not-so-scientific method of assessing solar powerpenetration. He called it a “rooftop survey via neighborhood stroll” and even when performed in his sunny California neighborhood, yielded onlythe occasional sighting,
Why hasn’t solar caught on in the U.S.?
To the average power user, solar is too expensive or too complicatedto install. And it often doesn’t make economic sense. The payback mighttake eight, ten or even 14 years after rebates.
In order for solar to reach the average consumer it has to get simple, it has to get cheap and has to be easy to finance.
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