In these hard economics times (see US National Debt levels) any argument for extra government support is going to receive lots of criticism. We need to shed a light on how much fossil fuels are subsidized, how long they've been subsidized, and how that compares to the subsidization of renewables. Viewers of this website know that it's a stark contrast, and that we are little David fighting the massive Goliath fossil fuel industry, but the Average Joe hardworking American who only reads news headlines has not a clue.
Yes, we need the ITC to remain, but we have to prepare our arguments of exactly why it is not just another government bailout.
In addition to these regulations the solar market in GA will be enhanced by a robust demand for electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf. EV drivers are smart enough to "get it" that they can power both a home and a car with free, clean, unlimited solar fuel.
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Another great article filled with some awesome tips!
Efficiency improvements must be moved into the limelight. Target the "low hanging fruit" first.
The tables have turned!
What was never in place cannot be taken away..... We would love some better solar laws to hit Georgia and the rest of the Southeast. On it!
Some are embracing solar, yes. While many others still fear solar cuts into revenues and profit margins. See: Edison Electric Institute's 'Disruptive Challenges' PDF - http://www.eei.org/ourissues/finance/Documents/disruptivechallenges.pdf
Great tips, Tor!
While it is certainly dirty for SolarCity to pull this trick, it goes to show that homeowners must do their research before deciding which company to buy from. Get 3 quotes minimum and then compare. And remember that the cheapest system (or most expensive in SolarCity's case) is not necessarily the best.
Bring back the 1603 Treasury Grant and you've got our vote
Georgia needs better policies!