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Busy year expected for solar

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David DeMille | The Spectrum

Dropping costs and the upcoming expiration of some lucrative government incentives have experts predicting a very busy 2016 for solar energy.

Southwest Utah and its 300-plus days of sun have always made residents curious about solar, but few have actually spent the thousands of up-front dollars it has traditionally cost to have panels installed at their homes.

That has been changing this year, though, with falling costs for panels and a set of tax credits in place that have had many companies offering low-interest financing and leasing programs.

In St. George, the number of customers signed onto the city electrical grid with solar installed has grown by more than 50 percent this year. (…)

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