At the rate things are going, the sun is going to become a red giant and engulf the inner planets before we ever get our solar panels. It took us months to navigate the government and utility bureaucracies, we're now waiting for the installers to work through their backlog and we're worried about the installation glitches that other solar bloggers have reported. What I wouldn't have given for a power purchase agreement (PPA), whereby an outside company navigates the bureaucracy and installs the panels for you, in return for collecting a share of the public subsidies.(FN1) Reprinted by permission of the publisher.
Joel B. Eisen,
Can Urban Solar become a Disruptive Technology: The Case for Solar Utilities,
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