A Solar-Power Reawakening

Solar power is sparking a collective reawakening in North America among consumers as well as policymakers. For consumers, installing solar panels can help cap utility costs and sometimes eliminate utility bills. For governments, solar and wind power provide easy solutions to difficult policy challenges.

Before investing in a solar generating system, homeowners and business owners generally want to know if doing so makes financial sense. The answer is "maybe" -- depending on one's location. Some states, including New Jersey, Ohio and California, encourage residents to build, own and operate solar power systems by offering incentive programs. Other financial factors relate to market conditions, time frame and installation design....448 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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