Thursday, January 04, 2007

i want to be like a californian???

good news: our neighbors to the west are doing their part to use less natural resources and colorado should follow suit. we boast 300 plus days of sunshine every year, why not use that fact for more than just bragging rights? solar panels are being installed twice as much as the year before in california partly because of state rebates and federal tax credit. i remember in the 80's growing up in evergreen with a few hippie/mountain parents installing solar panels on their houses, but that trend was short lived. if new house builders and current homeowners installed them, they would be serving both their self-interest (i.e. pocket book) and our depleting natural resources. win-win if you ask me. now i just need to convince my apartment complex to put a few dozen panels on our roof!