Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Stunning Facts: 85% View Solar Favorably & 78% Support Incentives

Solar has favorable ratings of 85%, more than enough to make any politician in America green with envy.
http://www.seia.org/news/poll-reveals-strong-support-solar-energy-across-political-spectrum-eve-first-presidential. Sixty percent say that they have a very favorable view of solar.

Of all our energy sources, solar commands the highest levels of support, with wind coming in second.  Seventy-eight percent support incentives for solar.

Yet, despite overwhelming public support, solar is not immune from lawsuits to block it or local regulations that prevent its installation on rooftops.


  1. It's amazing what the constant propaganda from "Global Warming Alarmists" and their co conspirators in Education and the Main Stream Media can do to convince people to pay 2 to 3 times the amount of money for solar power as compared to natural gas. Crony Capitalism is ruining our nation! The figures I cite are from a US Energy Information Adm. report titled: "Levelized Cost of New Generation Resources in the Annual Energy Outlook 2012."

    1. Those numbers compare the cost of a new gas plant to a big solar plant feeding power into the grid. Remember the cost comparison for solar installed at the premise is against the full retail rate that includes transmission and distribution. The other remarkable thing is how much solar has declined. If gas was at 2008 prices, solar would actually be cheaper today. And solar costs are coming down much further. I doubt very much gas prices are coming down further. Both gas and solar have much to commend them.