By Lucas Mearian, Computerworld
Rooftop solar systems that cost as much as a luxury car five to 10 years ago now cost about the same as an economy car, or about $15,000 to $18,000, on average. And the return on investment for a solar system is now estimated to be about 7.5 years. The result: more people are gravitating toward solar ownership, according to EnergySage, an online marketplace that offers homeowners and businesses standardized quotes for solar installations from numerous companies. Read more.
Senior Writer Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.
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