Calm before the solar storm

As solar installations accelerate, there is a need for new business models on both sides of the meter.

If I told you that a New York Times article described growing homeowner interest in solar power, spurred in part by declining solar module prices, interest in clean energy, and a (somewhat uncertain) landscape of incentives, that would probably sound pretty familiar. It wouldn’t exactly be surprising news. But here’s what would: the article published more than 20 years ago, in 1991.

For decades, we’ve been hearing that a solar PV-powered electricity consumer revolution is coming. Lately, this ‘coming’ solar revolution has been posting some impressive numbers; it’s moving more rapidly than ever.

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