I came across an article on the Huffington Post yesterday about Lowe's and Sungevity joining forces to provide the public with solar power systems for their homes. Unfortunately this service is currently available only on the west coast. Nevertheless, it's reassuring because solar power is getting closer to being more accessible to the public.
One feature that I found interesting is that consumers can get an iQuote at the Sungevity website. A person simply enters his/her address and an estimate and an installation rendering is provided through the use of satellite images. Cool stuff.
Locally, we've had some residents take advantage of solar power.
Once Lowe's offers this service in Laredo, we'll know that it's a viable option for lessening our dependence on foreign fossil fuels.
How much this would dig into energy companies' contributions to Henry Cuellar is unknown, but it's worth looking into.