I like rooftop solar. I have a dream that every horizontal or semi-horizontal man made surface will have solar panels on them.
We get enough large hail & tornadic winds in this area, there's just no way I can commit to that.
...Not on my personal dime, anyway.
yeah that is a problem. but just an engineering one. Germany set it up in an interesting way. They mandated that the power companies had to buy back excess capacity from residential solar at 3x market for 3 or 4 years, basically paid for the equipment and installation. Then back to market value. It moves the power companies from a position of producer to that of distributer but still plenty of profit to me made I imagine. Heck if you take the real costs of environmental impact and toxic disposal off the table for the power companies I would imagine it increases the bottom line.