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Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Sun Queen speaks: Solar power can be cheaper than electricity in some US states

Lyn Jurich - The Sun Queen
The Sun Queen, Lyn Jurich, has an interesting little video at this site which deals with her company’s efforts to help people instal solar power in their homes.

Lyn, who advised President Obama on how to encourage solar power (a hot button in this year’s presidential election), set up a unique business model when she and her co-founder decided to enter the renewable energy market. They opted for helping people make the leap to using solar power, rather than manufacturing the solar panels themselves.

Lyn  says in the video that many Americans are misjudging the costs of solar power. Her company ran a survey which showed that 97% of Americans responding thought that solar power must cost more than $5,000 more than electricity. However, they are wrong.

Lyn says that using solar power results in cheaper electricity.

Solar power is only available for homes in ten states right now, but as costs drop she expects its use to spread. Her company has concentrated on those states where power is most expensive – such as the Northeast, California and Hawaii.

1 comment:

  1. Hawaii and California have always been in the top few states for leading with renewable energy, solar in specific. Hopefully in the future every state can compete with their numbers!!

    -Sharone Tal

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