Economy can't afford solar power

Economy can't afford solar power

There are 2 comments on the The Las Vegas Sun story from Dec 15, 2012, titled Economy can't afford solar power. In it, The Las Vegas Sun reports that:

In their Monday column, Jim Rossi and Launce Rake try to justify government subsidies for renewable power by noting recent reductions in the cost of solar panels.

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Solarman

La Quinta, CA

#1 Dec 15, 2012
"But the cost of solar panels does not offset the fact that the price of solar power is three times what it costs for gas-generated power."

"Fact"?, Keller where did YOU get this fact? The enegy market is changing every year. Many utilities are going to tiered rates. SCE and PG&E are examples of such a move by electric utilities. Folks in SCE territory are putting in systems that cost on the order of 30K, but are paying for themselves within 5 to 7 years on electricity savings. Just like Southern Nevada, the summers in Southern California are brutal and costly. Keller you've got to be a renter, one who pays someone else's taxes and upkeep in the name of freedom. Keller, get some "facts" and try this again. www.dsireusa.org
KAOPSU1044

University Park, PA

#3 Feb 27, 2013
I tend to agree with "Very Funny," in that "we can't afford NOT to have solar power..." our world is far too dependent on fossil fuels that are NON-RENEWABLE. Eventually those sources are going to run out and when that happens our economy will be in REAL trouble. The smart thing to do is to make the investment now.

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