Solar Energy Lending Program Homeowner Survey (alternate)

Dear Homeowner/resident:


The Southwest Regional Development Commission and Region Five Development Commission, along with the Rural MN Energy Board, are interested in knowing your thoughts about a residential solar financing model.  Thank you in advance for your time!

* 1. How important to you is the availability of access to energy from renewable sources?

* 2. Indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statement: I have considered the use of solar energy at my residence.

* 3. What barriers, if any, have you encountered as you considered the use of solar power at your residence?

* 4. If cost is a barrier to your use of solar energy, would a low interest loan be of interest to you?

* 5. Have you ever contacted your utility provider to learn more about how solar energy can supplement your current energy usage?

* 6. Are you more or less likely to consider environmental impact today (either of the product or the company that makes it) than you were 3 years ago?

* 7. What is the primary factor most likely to inspire you to install solar power?

* 8. Which, if any, clean-energy products have you purchased in the last three years? (Check all that apply.)

* 9. From your perspective, have residential solar energy systems become more or less affordable over the last three years?

* 10. Any other comments?