The Housing Chronicles Blog: May column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

May column for Builder & Developer magazine now online

My column for the May 2011 issue of Builder & Developer magazine is now online. For this issue, entitled "A New Dawn For Solar Energy" I discuss how the combination of higher oil prices, falling prices for solar power technology and tax incentives are encouraging more builders to offer these systems in order to separate themselves from the existing housing stock.

From the column:

Although it’s difficult to find anything positive in the likelihood of higher oil prices for the foreseeable future, one silver lining is that it makes renewable energy much more competitive. For the homebuilding industry specifically, a combination of lower prices, constantly improving technology and financial incentives, including tax credits and lease programs, are allowing builders to bolster their own solar power initiatives while also better separating themselves from older (and often discounted) resales...

To read the entire column, click here.

To read the entire May 2011 issue in digital format, click here.

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