Recently while attending the Infocast Finance Conference it became apparent based on numbers of attendees and the positive energy that the solar Revolution has finally arrived. What was different at the conference was that the speakers, topics, was not what changed, it was obvious the positive consciousness from everyone that solar is here to stay. Why? Is it because the ITC was extended? Actually, this extension was like the turning on of a light switch in everyone’s brain causing the recognition that solar energy has found its path forward.
Seeing and feeling the fire and money in everyone’s eyes, the gate in their step, made being there a memorable and pleasurable experience. All these years of working towards creating an industry and it has arrived. As a revolution we are just moments from a quantum leap where the reality of what dreamers like myself and other believers felt would transpire is happening, but it was a long arduous road with many tight hair pin curves where we could not see around all the unforeseen struggles and barricades. Yet we as an industry found the way to go around, above, and through the problems always finding the answers that keep the industry growing by a minimum of 20% to 40% over the previous year.
What are the next steps and what questions should we be asking?
The next steps from each of us before the quantum leap to non-stop requests for installs by customers for residential, commercial and utility projects, is going to require the now recharged industry to get back to the early stages of our development by using grass root canvasing for solar. Part of this grass root method is every one of us begin dialoging with as many people as possible and request that they speak to as many people as possible, asking questions such as:
Is solar a cost effective energy investment? Do you believe solar can help solve our energy and environmental problems? Do you presently have solar? Would you purchase solar if it did not cost anything or would reduce your energy bill? If you have solar how much are you presently saving on your electric bill? If you do not have solar what is keeping you from being a solar household or business? Do you believe humans are causing climate change? Can we do anything about it if so what? If not what is the cause of climate change or is what we believe is climate change a natural cycle in the environment?
In conclusion these questions will give us an insight into how close we are before the quantum leap takes place and solar just becomes like our cell phone, computer or any other item we have because it helps us live our daily life. Although it may seem strange to hear that solar can and should be a part of our daily lives, when it is we will truly have control of energy and be solving climate change. If you have any question please call me at 916-284-8841 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – may the energy force be with us.