Author: Matt Ryder-Smith

Ask any NASA scientist about how he or she would power a colony on another planet, and you would probably be told that solar energy is the key – not carbon. The question is: How do we deploy solar on a global scale without causing mass destruction and pollution?

When if comes to reading a solar quote for most people it is a daunting task. To make things even more difficult, installers are not providing comparable information on their quotes and in some cases are neglecting to include vital information. If we could arrive at an industry standard solar quotes it would make comparing quotes that much easier and go along way to reducing homeowners’ confusion around solar.

Earlier this month the CSI released the 2009 Impact Evaluation Report, which provides a program update an analysis. According to the report, from 2007 to 2009, the cost of residential solar power systems have declined 5% annually. In the same period, solar rebates paid under the CSI program have declined at an average annual rate of 20%.

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