John Swanson, editor/associate publisher of Window & Door
This week, I received an announcement from American Vision Solar
about a new program for homeowners. It caught my eye because the
Southern California company is also a window dealer. Another reason it
caught my eye is that it followed on the heels of a news report last week about Lowe's Home Improvement entering the solar business.
solar has been capturing more attention in the past few years.
Everyone loves the idea, but solar hasn't yet gained mainstream
traction. I certainly haven't seen that many traditional building
material and window and door dealers investing a lot of resources into
this arena. These two stories, however, made me wonder whether the tide
could be turning in solar's favor.
Are more window, door and
skylight companies–dealers and/or manufacturers–starting to invest in
solar? That's our poll question of the week. And, as usual, I'd like
to hear from you. Are typical replacement window buyers ready for solar?
What about builders? If solar is gaining, why? Recent rises in energy
prices? Tax credits and other incentives? Improvements in solar
technology? Post a comment or email me and tell me what you think.
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