Published on July 6th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan8
Community-Owned Solar / Solar Gardens for 4/5 of Americans?
Not everyone owns a house. And not every house is suitable for solar. In fact, 4/5 American homes aren’t suitable for solar! (That is, based on a 2008 study, which is when solar prices were much higher than today, and technology not nearly as good.) But the point is, how do we get everyone on the solar bandwagon? Well, if you read the title, I think you’ve got an idea — community-owned solar, or solar gardens. I’m a big fan of these things, but I haven’t written about them in awhile, so I was happy to see a recent community-owned solar post up on sister site sustainablog. Here’s that post in full:
Community-Owned Solar Gardens Make Clean Energy Possible for All (via sustainablog)
One of the biggest setbacks for people looking to invest in solar is a lack of a suitable place to put the solar panels. A solar installation both has to be in the right direction and the right angle to extract enough energy from the sun’s trajectory for the system to be financially feasible. When…