This article originally posted at ilsr.org. This article was written by Nick Stumo-Langer the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Communications Manager. He regularly publishes articles and designs graphics based on local, renewable energy.
This graphic details the two different ownership structures based around a number of important categories. Please note that solar panels typically carry a 20-year warranty, but most panels are expected to continue producing electricity for 30 years or more.
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