24 Jan '12, 10pm

9 Questions To Ask Before Buying Solar Panels | Care2 Causes

9 Questions To Ask Before Buying Solar Panels | Care2 Causes

Despite the immense solar energy generating potential of the United States, the federal government insists on using millions of dollars in tax subsidies to prop up the dying fossil fuel industry . Thank goodness consumers can see what the government cannot: solar (and all other forms of renewable energy) is the energy source of the future . As such, the industry expects to see thousands of new residential solar arrays purchased in 2012, especially in California. Deciding to invest in a residential solar system is one of the biggest decisions a homeowner can make, besides the purchase of the home itself. To help homeowners and landlords better understand their options, residential provider American Solar Direct offers these nine essential factors to consider when seeking energy independence. 1. Lease versus own? An average home-solar installation can cost $25,000 or more. T...

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cleantechnica.com 24 Jan '12, 3pm

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care2.com 21 Jan '12, 7pm

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grist.org 23 Jan '12, 12pm

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care2.com 24 Jan '12, 3am

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