As you can see from this list, not all of the economic benefits of solar power can be enumerated in monetary terms — you can't put a price on good sense:
✓ Solar communities are cleaner, with less carbon footprint. The benefits of this are intangible, but nevertheless people are aware and there is a decidedly increased community spirit.
✓ Solar communities tend to support recycling programs and other environmental improvements.
✓ In communities dedicated to solar, much less of the community's money is going out of the community.
✓ With solar energy, local jobs are created, and the jobs are stable and sustainable and skilled, meaning high pay and good benefits.
Yet, despite these positives, the economics of solar power are not as good as for conventional energy sources (combustion sources): upfront investment costs are high; payback may take a long time; and the investment is illiquid and fixed. Most people do not want, or cannot, lay out a big investment solely for the purpose of rationalizing their energy consumption.
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Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.