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There's been a shift in attitude, according to Darren Jones of the Eastern Mass. Solar Store in Acton. "Five years ago it was all about tak- ing care of the planet," he says. "Today it's a given that solar is the right thing to do. Every customer wants to know how much he can save, when she will get her money back, and if the system will create any income." Jones sees a threshold of about $25,000 for what many cus- tomers want to spend. Often this threshold is dictated by the amount of usable roof area, and systems at this scale produce much but not all of the home's power usage. Prices have come down by as much as half in the last two to three years, and incentives and rebates give solar PV a high return on invest- ment. Babson College faculty member Bill Huss explains solar is a bet- ter investment than putting money in a certificate of deposit or bank at current rates. Huss has been in the energy field since the late 1970s 115 summer 2012 | WellesleyWeston Magazine CO UR T E S Y OF JAN G LEY S T E EN AR CHITECTS , I NC. P H O T O B Y P E T E R B A K E R /

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