Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Green Homes: The Price Still Isn't Right

Interesting article about solar electric homes in the Feb 12th, 2007 issue of "Business Week". It says that high end builders in the US are now offering solar electric on houses, but that almost no consumers are buying. Apparently home buyers are more interested in upgrading to granite counter tops.

Interesting number - 8512 houses has solar electric installed, up 75% from the year before (numbers from Solar Energy Industry Assn.).

They note in the article that "change maybe coming: New federal and state subsidies could cut the cost of solar panels in half.

So if we combine the government tax breaks with the improved technology that the industry is making, you might see the world changing.

Kind of interesting isn't it?

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