President Obama recently announced the White House Plans to Install Rooftop Solar Panels as part of the country’s mission to cut carbon emissions. As solar technology has become a more popular form of reliable and renewable energy production in recent years, the number of home solar-electric panels has increased. Solar energy grew at a record pace in 2009, increasing U.S. solar capacity by 37 percent, doubling the size of the residential photovoltaic market. There are now state and federal incentives and tax breaks for home solar installations.
We’d like to know more about what you think about solar energy as part of a renewable energy future. Would you consider installing solar-electric panels on your home? What factors have influenced — or would influence — your decision? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!
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