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

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Oct 19 07:12:56 PDT 2012


Google is investing heavily in solar.  They even have a fund for 
residential installations.  Google vs. the World, No Governments Involved.

Greg

On 10/19/2012 7:06 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 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
>
> http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Looking-Back-on-the-Limits-of-Growth.html
>
> 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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