23 Sep '11, 7pm

Solar Decathlon Highlights Green Power's Opportunities, Challenges

Solar Decathlon Highlights Green Power's Opportunities, Challenges

The falling price of rooftop solar has provided a great opportunity -- and impetus -- for companies to install systems to help satisfy corporate energy efficiency and environmental goals. As my colleague Tilde Herrera reported this week, firms like SolarCity and its customers are taking advantage of the situation. SolarCity's business model of power purchase agreements enables companies to reap the benefits of having lower electricity prices and making a high-profile environmental statement without having to pay for the cost, installation or maintenance of a solar power system. SolarCity pays for and owns it; the business partner hosts it. The challenge still exists, however, to drive broader adoption of solar power other renewable energy systems in view of the Obama administration's goals to ease the country's dependency on fossil fuels from foreign and domestic sources. ...

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