Yep, read that about Spain, but it won't fly here because it'll raise the cost of housing. This is why I was looking at starting with big business. Since Wal-Mart has put a slowdown on building new stores due to market saturation, they could apply that capital towards going all solar with their stores. They would see a regular, increasing savings in their power bill, provided they could work a deal with the power company over the billing, AND they could reap tons of publicity over it. They could use the power savings to either undercut their competitors, or not change prices and improve profits. Big business is also the only ones that can afford to go to the suppliers and buy bulk panels under multiyear contracts, while guaranteeing enough business over the years (no way a company the size of Wal-Mart could convert all their stores to solar in less than 10 years) to prompt the solar gear suppliers to expand their manufacturing base. All this would make going solar cheaper for the residential side. Get a dozen companies like that to start going solar and I bet in 5 years you'd be able to get 300 watt panels for 100 bucks each. So far as Cape Cod goes, as soon as Teddy succumbs to liquor poisoning the most vocal and visible opponent to wind power will go. NOTE: This particular comment only reflects Teddy Kennedy's very vocal opposition to wind power, and nothing else.