Vladimir what is your comment on the following? "The solar water heating industry needs to make the economic case on their own dime. Taxpayers should not have to fund such feasibility studies in any form. Furthermore, many academics and govt employees are biased in favor of solar technologies, making the findings of such studies often the focus of heated dispute among more 'objective' intellectuals. Statements such as "recovering the $6,000-$8,000 investment in short order" have no basis in fact. The return on investment period is likely to be 10-20 years or longer, and for many houses, the systems may be impractical due to roof slope and orientation and lot shading throughout the day. Ultimately, homeowners should not have to pay any costs towards optional products they do not want in their homes. If the solar lobby cannot make their products attractive to consumers without 'mandate handouts and subsidies', that says a lot about the poor economics of their products.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Invitation for Beheading -)
I received the following email recently, which initiated a discussion.