Solar panels are gaining popularity and solar energy is now considered to be a versatile and viable replacement for our usual fuel energy sources. A global transition is for sure to happen soon especially keeping in mind the high demand, lower supply and increasing prices of oil and other fuels. Be it California or any other city in the world, the incredible economics of solar energy is hard to ignore. Solar power in California and some other major cities in the country can have immense environmental benefits. This by itself is the major reason for more people getting drawn to the idea of it.
How are the common masses reacting to it?
According to the surveys, almost 90% American are in favour of solar power. The main reason is the environmental advantage. But the transition is quite slow even after such support and participation. This form of renewable energy has overwhelming support and demand; yet, it has not etched the market much. One main reason of this halt of solar power generation in California is that people tend to overestimate the costs involved to install associated infrastructure and use it. According to the perception of the common people, a solar PV installation can cost up to 20,000 dollars while it is as inexpensive as zero dollars.
Surveys say that almost 77% people have shared their concern about the cost and explained how cost is the most important factor for not opting for solar power generation in California.
It’s true that oil, coal or gas fuels have huge subsidies. This has created the myth that propagates the idea of sustainable source like solar being less powerful, more expensive and less efficient.