Wexler, Mark
April 2007
National Wildlife (World Edition);Apr/May2007, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p18
The article discusses homeowners who are installing photovoltaic panels in their homes to make use of solar energy. Several states provide rebate programs for people installing solar panels, and homeowners generating solar energy can sell excess energy back through brokers, and turn a profit. A solar equipped home can also raise the home's value. The U.S. federal government is criticized for not offering any programs which promote the use of solar power. Proponents say the use of solar power greatly reduces carbon emissions, and helps prevent against global warming. INSETS: A BRIGHT FIELD IN BROCKTON;SAVING ENERGY AT HOME.


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