Are we ready for solar rooftops? Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation that will encourage the installation of these 10 million solar panels within the next 10 years on rooftops of homes and businesses
Sanders said a recent report shows that solar power could help make every state more energy independent if solar units were installed on available rooftop space, because every state can meet 10 percent or more of its electricity needs just through rooftop solar.
The proposed bill is called the "10 Million Solar Roofs and 10 Million Gallons of Solar Water Heating Act of 2010". The bill would authorize rebates to cover the cost of the installations.
Sanders states that by expanding solar power, the United States can minimize its dependence on foreign oil and can help the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as create "Green Jobs".
Sanders is right. I also agree that solar power can help us all become more energy independent. The bill appears to be address an issue that we as a country face. I'd be curious to see how it evolves and how new jobs may be created as a result of it.