After decades of solar innovations, remarkable technological
progress and growing global encouragement for a "greener" planet,
residential photovoltaic (PV) systems are gaining broader
acceptance. With new options available on the market and others on
the way, homeowners have more choices and can receive answers to
questions regarding aesthetics, longevity, savings, energy
production and affordability.
The solar industry makes progress each year regarding solar cell
efficiency and lowering manufacturing expenses, which in a
free-market system will drive down end-user costs. This progress is
aided further when government entities and utility companies offer
meaningful incentives or tax breaks for pioneering homeowners and
early adopters of solar technology.
As for concerns regarding whether PV systems can look good while
also being highly functional, few in the industry have been able to
surmount that critical barrier to offer what homeowners consider
truly aesthetically pleasing building-integrated PV (BIPV)
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