Consumers being used to paying for electricity on a monthly, rather than on an upfront basis, is the single biggest factor undermining potential homeowner adoption of rooftop solar in the United States.

Grid parity won’t grow rooftop solar much

Consumers being used to paying for electricity on a monthly, rather than on an upfront basis, is the single biggest factor undermining potential homeowner adoption of rooftop solar in the United States. If you follow solar energy closely, and even if you d...
Tim (foreground) and Joel place more panels on our upper roof. Notice how the panels accentuate the beautiful blue sky!

Battling utilities’ war on rooftop solar

I've written widely on Big Utilities' War on Rooftop Solar, and on the ways in which Big Utilities seriously constrain individual consumer choice and freedom. Indeed, vertically integrated (meaning utilities control the electricity production AND the distr...
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Home solar more expensive than 5 years ago

I hope the headline for this blog entry attracts some attention -- because I'm frustrated about all the headlines on how solar is coming down in price. Solar is coming down in price -- BUT solar rebates are dropping, typically faster than the price of solar...