With some incentives gone, owners must
weigh long-term benefits (and nix leasing?)
Is the sun already setting on the golden age of home solar energy? Or is it merely about to rise for a brand-new day of renewable, self-generated power?
As is often the case with technology-driven changes, it depends on how you look at it.
On the one hand, in these days of climbing energy costs, what could be bad about owning your own power source? Or as the owner of Menlo Park-based Dura-Foam Roofing & Solar Center, Randy Feriante, puts it rhetorically, "If you could install something on your roof that would give you all the gasoline you'd ever need, how much would that be worth?"