A U.S. solar electricity system would then open the price competitive door for electric vehicles sales. In California, a growing number of homeowners that have installed solar have also bought or leased an electric car for commuting They fuel their electric car for free from their solar system. A solar America would make this a cost and emissions cutting national trend.
How The Federal Government Can Create A Solar Puerto Rico
It would not require massive Federal expenditures to enable a solar Puerto Rico. Really, only three actions could make a significant difference.
1. Prioritize the delivery of solar system equipment. Solar can get the lights on sooner! This, in turn, will accelerate commerce and restoration of Puerto Rico’s economy.
2. Mobilize jobs, and job training, around solar and battery installation. Installing solar is a trade where skilled workers can be train in a relatively short time period. Mobilizing job training for solar installation would spark economic growth and create lasting new jobs.
3. Federal government underwriting of solar financing. Securing financing for a devastated area is a challenge.
But solar is a very safe investment. People and businesses have a excellent history of paying their solar financial obligations because it is tied to their continued electrical service.
The Federal government underwriting third party solar loans would spark loan availability at almost zero cost.
About the author
Bill Roth is the Founder of Earth 2017. Roth is a nationally-recognized business coach that has successfully enabled hundreds of business owners to win new customers, grow product revenues and cut costs. His most recent book, The Secret Green Sauce, profiles best practices in pricing, marketing and branding that win millennial generation customers and their moms! Roth has served as the Green Business Coach for Entrepreneur.com and coach for the U.S Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Green Builds Business program. Roth’s has held numerous executive leadership roles in the development of clean technology projects including the launch of thefirst hydrogen-fueled Prius. Follow him on TwitterWebsite