Sunny Day for Solar Couple
And yet, it should be remembered that without all the tax rebates and government regulations forcing utility companies to buy back solar energy from "consumers," the costs would be prohibitive for the vast majority of people.
The panels cost $29,000. Taxpayers subsidize half that cost. They expect the panels to pay for themselves in saved energy in five to seven years. If they do it will only be because government regulators and environmentalists help drive up the cost of less-expensive energy sources through higher taxes and regulation.