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Athens architect Lori Bork Newcomer says nine out of every 10 clients consider installing solar panels on the sustainable homes she designs. Almost none end up actually doing it.
The show stopper is the upfront cost — which can be $15,000-$25,000 — and the long payback period, Newcomer said.
“For a lot of them, it is just out of reach.”
Solar advocates say that could change this year if Georgia legislators pass a bill giving consumers, small businesses and schools more ways to go solar.