Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Get Social, Get Solar.....

Here in the Silicon Valley, everyone is into social networking. Which to me begs the question, can you have an anti-social network? Everyone wants to get connected? Well how about connecting with your neighbors to connect with the grid, and bringing the sun in for a little light? Well that's the idea behind SolarCity's community Solar Programs. I heard about this program at a talk, and this is how it works. You get your neighbors together and you can get SolarCity's consulting and installation services at a bulk discount.

You also benefit in that the community shares the same exposure and property value lift, where uniformity seems to be a premium. You get economies of scale and that means better economy for everyone. Sadly the price is not cheap, right now the cities who are participating have very high household incomes, but like luxury car features, hopefully it'll go down market soon.


At 11:57 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

The Mountain View Solar Coop did a great job pooling the wattage together to get a discount. Bruce Karney spear-headed the coop. In fact, he kindly wrote an article on 10 tips before you consider installing solar roof:

At 7:29 AM , Blogger Green Bean said...

Our city just did this. It's exciting to see all the solar panels as I walk the kids to school. :)


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