Buy, make, or eliminate – these are the three main ways that we have gone about meeting our electricity needs for the past century. But, according to a new report by the Rocky Mountain Institute, a rapidly growing fourth option is appearing across the country and offering a way for homeowners to decrease their monthly bills.Read the article here: Scientific America
It depends. Solar Farms are usually developed by EPCs ( Solar Engineering, Procurement, and Construction companies), their efforts to turn actual farm land into renewable land is stymied by the community. Plans to develop PV farms can fall faster than a wind farm’s. Neighboring home owners worry the value of their homes will drop. As for Community Solar Garden, they’re all the rage, now. They’re usually developed by the locally establish utility to meet there renewable energy mandates. They also allow their customer to feel warm and fuzzy about solar with shelling out cash and worrying about the installation or the possibility of selling a PV laden home.
How much cheaper will your bill be if you’re getting your solar power from the local utility? (In some cases, a credit of $2.00) And, aren’t we just prolonging the inevitability of widespread rooftop solar?