Photo gallery: Local leaders look to step it up with solar energy

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  • SME Kearns, UT
    April 11, 2012 6:29 a.m.

    I don't think this is a wise use of tax money. As dave31 mentioned, the cost of solar power is significantly higher than electrical power generated by other methods. I'm all for people doing as they chose with their own money. If you support solar power, for whatever reason, use your money as you see fit. Tax money however, should be used wisely, to accomplish the functions of government. Not as a private piggybank to support a politician's causes.

  • dave31 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2012 9:26 p.m.

    I noticed that the article failed to mention the cost range of roof-top generated solar electricity. Would it be inappropriate for the writer of the article to look into this? What is the kilowatt hour cost of this energy. Everything I have read recently puts the cost at about 15 cents per KWH. That is almost twice the cost of electricity from Rocky Mountain power in SLC.

    It may be premature to pay double for electricity at this time just because it makes us feel good to do so.