27 Apr '12, 3pm

Upfront Cost of Installing Solar at Home

Upfront Cost of Installing Solar at Home

California-based Sunrun and Harris Interactive recently announced the results of a survey of 2,211 adults (1,475 homeowners) about the cost and desirability of installing a home solar system . The main sound bite is the one-liner that “97% of Americans overestimate the cost of going solar, ” as well as the stat that “nearly 8 out of 10 of those who do not already have solar panels say they would install solar if cost were not a factor. ” The survey asked respondents to guess: ** the actual cost to install solar panels with solar power service on an average-sized home.** You may disagree but I view this as a trick question to see if anyone really knows what a “solar power service ” is. That is to say, only 3% responded with what could be seen as a correct answer of “less than $1,000. ” With a solar power service – i.e., third-party owned solar in the form of a solar lease o...

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