You may have heard recently about this thing called solar power. You may have heard, for example, that a solar home energy system can cut your electric bill. You may have seen offers to go solar for zero down. Or maybe a friend told you that solar rebates, tax credits and other incentives can combine to significantly reduce the cost of installing solar panels. There's even a chance you've heard that solar panels are dishwasher-safe.
Earlier this month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) release its 2010 assessment of the California Solar Initiative (CSI), a multi-year effort to increase the number of solar installations statewide. Among the report's most interesting bits? The results from a phone survey CPUC conducted in 2009.