The ability for the common citizen to invest into renewable resources is limited in today's market. qBeing Greenq is on everyone's mind in the United States, but only those who have money can afford to be qgreenq. In Los Angeles, 51% rent. Even if a consumer had the money, they couldn't install solar panels because they don't own their home. The thesis concept is to offer new sources of qgreenq investment that apply to broader demographics. The new investment option proposed is to offer PV solar panels which are installed at an isolated, centralized facility, as opposed to being installed on local rooftops. This concept achieves higher electricity generation for the same price. Furthermore, concentrated solar power facilities offer even higher generation for half the cost of these PV facilities. Finally, the study reviews how upgrading building efficiencies through construction can, in some cases, be cheaper than both concepts.competition the emission standards of vehicles raise at a fairly progressive speed . A 2007 Honda Civic (non-hybrid) runs at 25 to 36 mpg, while a 1994 Honda Civic runs at 23 to 30 mpg (DOE aamp; EPA, 2008). That is a 20% improvement onanbsp;...
|Title||:||Being Green and the Common Citizen: Developing Alternative Methods of Renewable Energy Investment Through Solar Power and Efficient Building Design|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|