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Solar Power is 'Contagious' http://gplus.ly/28KZ4bD

Yep, you heard us correctly. Rooftop solar is expanding rapidly in the United States — by some estimates, a new system goes up every four minutes. There are plenty of reasons for that, from falling prices to generous federal subsidies to innovative leasing schemes.

But there's another, little-discussed factor here: Studies have found that if you install solar photovoltaic panels on your roof, that increases the odds that your neighbors will install their own panels.

A 2014 paper (http://gplus.ly/1Nkjj31) in the Journal of Economic Geography looked at the growth of residential solar power across Connecticut. Rooftop solar took hold in a few initial spots back in 2005 when the state first started offering solar subsidies. Rooftop systems then spread out from those clusters over time in a "wave-like centrifugal pattern".

The researchers, Marcello Graziano of the University of Connecticut and Kenneth Gillingham of Yale, tried to figure out why solar power would expand in this way. Maybe solar power was just concentrating in large population centers? Nope: In fact, solar power was growing more rapidly in small and medium population areas. Nor was solar power simply proliferating in the rich parts of the state; households of all income levels were adopting solar power.

After more careful examination, the researchers concluded that the evidence points to something called "neighbor effects." Specifically, adding one rooftop system on a block increased the average number of installations within a half-mile radius by 0.44. This built on previous research finding similar effects in California.

Solar contagion makes some intuitive sense: Most people still don't know very much about residential solar power, how the subsidies work, or whether it makes financial sense. The technology is still new. But if they see that their neighbor is putting up panels, suddenly the possibility becomes more concrete. You can talk to the neighbors, find out more, think about whether it makes sense for you.

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wonder when the internet devices gets as cheap as pencils and waters in 10 years time.

Will the children of the next gen be taught how to write with pencils and paper and calculate with their minds?

Most of people don't use any of those anymore even though they were taught to use it in their younger days.


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Our point of view is based on the narratives or ideologies or belief we have. To each of us it's our personal projections super imposed onto the real reality. Which reflects our projections.

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Religion, ideologies, culture, economics, societies are massive wikipedias. Written by its readers. Or participants

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