[FoRK] Crafty Germans: well-crafted economic incentives optimizes market for solar

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Oct 19 07:06:10 PDT 2012

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 11:20:55PM -0400, Bill Kearney wrote:
> I'd like to put panels on our new house being built.  But it's a hassle  
> trying to figure out which schemes are worth considering.

You can order houses with integrated PVs over here. Or
just ask the local contractor guys for a quote.

It takes about 20 years to bootstrap a solar market, 
including competent architects or construction contractors.

Same thing for energy-efficienct housing, ever tried to
price a passive home or zero energy home in the US?

If you start now, you can enjoy this in 20 years.

Oh, wait, you probably can't


It's too late. Sorry about that.

> -----Original Message----- 
>> Why is rooftop solar cheaper in Germany than in the U.S.?

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