29 Feb '16, 2pm

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The number of broadband households that have adopted rooftop solar panels doubled to 4 percent in the period 2013 to 2015. Seven percent of U.S. broadband households said they plan to purchase solar panels in the next 12 months, according to new research from Parks Associates . “Consumers are interested in taking an active role in the energy grid -- 40 percent of U.S. broadband households are very interested in the ability to store unused power and sell it back to the grid,” Tom Kerber, director of research for home controls and energy at Parks Associates, said in a statement. The enthusiasm for investing in solar and storage has to be taken with a grain of salt, however. Approximately the same number of respondents said they’d be interested in buying a wind turbine as those who expressed interest in an electric vehicle (about 5 percent), although viable options for electr...

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