It appears most want massive tax subsidies to jump start the solar industry in order to get more panels installed on homes.
It’s not a bad idea, yet still how many home owners will install them even with the subsides? Very few people today can afford the $10,000 or so after these subsidies have kicked in. Then no one even mentions the maintenance costs associated with keeping the solar panels performing at their peak efficiency.
It looks like the Texas legislature is working on a bill that would raise electric rates to pay for the $500 million it wants to give out in rebates over the next 5 years.
Are There Better Solutions To Solar Power Installations
I believe there is, solutions that address many of the issues associated with getting more systems up and running. The solution is renting solar systems, this does not set will with many of the small business that make a living off of selling and installing solar energy systems.
Rarely if ever do they talk about the upkeep and maintenance required, sure they will tell you how long the panels are supposed to last! Having spent 27 years repairing electrical and electronic systems, I know your going to need periodic check-ups and replacement of parts.
This up-keep of the systems installed could add 10′s of thousands to the overall cost of a system over the life span of the solar system installed on your home. To me it makes more sense to rent these units!
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