22 Aug '11, 5pm

5 Reasons Why Going Solar is About More Than Just Money

5 Reasons Why Going Solar is About More Than Just Money

I started musing on this some more having read Erik Frazier's post over at Renewable Energy World on why Return on Investment in solar should be just one factor among many in deciding whether or not to install photovoltaics on your home. From resale value to hedging against energy price rises, Frazier makes the case that we should think in much broader terms than simple ROI when we talk about the solar cost-benefit analysis. It's time, he argues, to consider the "less tangible benefits that solar PV can provide", so I thought I'd take a stab at outlining a few more of my own: 1. The Moral Argument for Going Solar As Brian argued in his piece on why focusing on grid parity does renewables a disservice , there is an urgent case to be made for embracing renewable energy, regardless of the immediate economic costs. After all, how do we put a price tag on a stable climate, and ...

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