— First Street(@First_Street) January 5, 2012
Installations on house roofs were down 5.7 percent in the second quarter from the first; installations by utilities were up 37 percent, and installations on commercial roofs grew 22 percent.
We’ll see more of this as farms and landowners look for more ways to generate revenue and cut power costs. It’ll be a boon for communities as well as big manufacturers and service companies look locally for technicians and operators to maintain solar farms and turbines.
A 30-megawatt solar project in Webberville, just 20 miles east of downtown Austin, is well under way and on target for completion this December.