California passed a law last week to attempt to supplement their power grid with solar power, by creating incentives for homeowners to use some solar power and to force home builders to offer solar power options on new homes.
This is great. Even if the critics are right and this doesn't pan out, it gets people thinking and hopefully helps create a broader market for solar power. This market then helps pump more money into the industry and the science behind solar power.
We're finally starting to see the beginnings of the power revolution and it seems to be creating a "localized" power trend. My home state of Indiana, and neighboring Illinois are both realizing they have large amounts of potential energy in our farm crops, and are subsidizing ethanol plants. California is pushing its largest natural resource, the sun, with this bill, and I'm sure there is more to come.
Hopefully, the trend starts picking up the pace and before long, we won't be attached to the hip of foreign oil and maybe get back on the road to ecological responsibility at the same time.