their roof or land for solar panels and in return, receive a discount on their electric utility bill. Looking into this for my home, but the challenge then becomes who owns the agreement if I sell the house? Alternatively, what if the potential new owners do not want panels on the roof or in the yard? What happens if the panels are on the roof and there is an issue with water intrusion, who is responsible? Some of these questions have been ironed out over the years, and these agreements are a lot more friendly. There is also the choice of just purchasing the panels outright and receiving the benefits right away. On a bigger scale, there have been studies to convert entire communities, states, and evenU.S as a whole to solar power from other environmentally harmful power supplies. Most of thosebarriers were in the form of politics and the willingness of the different energy producers to convert. Some of the ideas were only to allow a certain amount of land to be occupied by panels.That is one of my gripes with some solar fields I see, the amount of land they take up. Alternatively, when they take whole wooded areas to install solar fields. ConclusionWhile the politics of renewable energy goes on, and we wait for more folks to get on board to converting, we can each take simple steps in lowering our emissions. In my home, I changed all the bulbs to LED's, use energy star appliances, programmed my heating system to capture and distribute heat in an efficient way that is not wasteful, sealed up the home from drafting and insulated correctly.