2010 Survey Results are In: 9 out of 10 Americans Want Solar

A new survey commissioned by Schott Solar (based in Germany) and carried out nationally by independent polling firm Kelton Research, found that 94 percent of Americans think it is important for the U.S. to develop and use solar energy.

Survey Highlights

• 60% thought it was "extremely important" for the USA to develop and use Solar Energy.

• 98% of Democrats and 92% of Republicans thought Solar was important

• 80% of the respondents feel that Congress should reallocate federal subsidies away from fossil fuel towards renewable energy industries.

• Nearly half (49 percent) currently considering solar power options for their home or business plan to decide in less than one year, and 94% thought they would adopt solar energy in the next five years (up from 70% in 2009).

• 51% of the people interviewed said they would choose to work in the solar industry if they were to start working in renewable energy.

Public Mandate

The survey results are clear – US citizens want to make Solar an energy priority.

"As we debate many crucial social and economic issues during this midterm election, lawmakers should consider solar, not as an issue, but as an industry they can count on to create jobs, improve U.S. competitiveness, bolster our national security and reduce harmful pollution”, said Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Source: To read more details about the 2010 Schott Survey Results click here.