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97% of Americans Overestimate Cost of Installing Solar Panels

  A new study commissioned by Sunrun finds that a whopping 97% of Americans overestimate the upfront cost of installing rooftop solar panels. Meanwhile, of course, 8 out of 10 of those without solar say they would install it if cost weren’t a factor. The study was conducted online by Harris Interactive® in February 2012. [...] Related posts: Optical Solar Furnace Expected to Slash Cost
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Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica

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Lifestyle / Green Living : CleanTechnica

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Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

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