It seems that solar paneled roofs for folks with hybrid cars could solve the problem.
It would seem that if an electric bill was lower or the amount spent by the consumer stayed the same after plugging in and paying for the installation, then more folks might opt for that.
posted by Angela P
January 4, 2010 @ 8:58 PM
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