Getting solar to pay off in the pocketbook is probably the key to its future, said Ted Bavin, owner of All Valley Solar in Hollywood.
"There are a few fanatics who go solar because it's the right thing to do, and they are probably wealthy," he said. "For the rest of us, it's an economic decision."
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http://www.siemenssolar.com: Siemens Solar Industries. News, product information, applications and distributors, partnership opportunities.
http://www.energy.ca.gov: California Energy Commission, the state's energy planning and policy organization. News releases, calendar, contracts, funding, commission meetings, power plant licensing, a kids' page and more.
http://www.altenergy.org: Alternative Energy Institute Inc. Activist educational site. Information on nonrenewable fossil fuels, renewable energy such as hydroelectrical, solar and biomass, and new sources of energy such as cold fusion. Tips on energy conservation.