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post #4 of Old 01-19-2012
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I heard an interesting story about small local "solar co-ops" forming. From the story, the ROI didn't sound great to me, but I think that's because they were only allowed to sell power to the local utility at wholesale prices. If they were able to sell power to nearby residents at retail prices, the ROI would be much much better. At current prices, it seems to me that it should be cost-effective for office buildings (especially in those sprawling suburban office parks with all that rooftop space) to install PV panels for their own use. I'm not sure what the hold-up is.
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