posted on Sep, 29 2015 @ 04:53 PM
As someone in subsidized housing through Section 8 who has investigated the possibility of persuading our Landlady to go solar, I can say I suspect
one thing that might be effective is to offer higher subsidies or utility subsidies (especially water) to owners who accept Section 8 vouchers if they
Her main reason for not doing so, even though it would lower our electric bill (which might in turn mean we need less of our portion of the rent
subsidized incidentally - a trade I would consider fair,) was not the cost of going solar, but that cost + the projected decreases over time of
subsidies. They've been paying her steadily less, while also steadily raising the portion we have to pay. (If it continues for another year or so, our
internet and phone will have to go finally, and beyond that she might simply begin negotiations to not renew her Section 8 contract.)
Other than that, she and her tenants would love to do it.
So that's the contribution I can think of from my little corner of life. Peace.
edit on 9/29/2015 by AceWombat04 because: (no reason
edit on 9/29/2015 by AceWombat04 because: Typo