Media bias alert!

Hi Brit,

Here we go with the media bias again.  This time it’s leaning in favor of “green” technology, Solar power eliminates utility bills in U.S. home.  Of course, this has been possible for years, but this story touts it as a breakthrough, hiding the tiny catch in the middle of the article.  It turns out that this dream scenario, and who doesn’t want to tell the local electric monopoly to kiss their ass, costs $100,000 up front for a very modest size home.  For those of us who don’t have that kind of cash stuffed in the sock drawer, this means almost doubling the borrowed cost of a new home, and the mortgage payment.  I’ll leave the comparison of your monthly check to the bank and your electric bill to you.  Oh, and don’t forget to add in the maintenance costs of keeping the bird droppings off your generating system.

the Grit

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