We endorse and believe California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California Solar Initiative of having one million solar roofs by 2017 is the right way to go. Now we need Governor Carcieri to take the Solar industry seriously and follow in Governor Schwarzenegger’s footsteps. Countries around the world which are colder more cloudy, more northern, receive more snow or rain than the State of Rhode Island such as The United Kingdom, Canada and Germany have seen the great opportunities that solar can give their citizens and have taken full advantage of them by investing in solar technologies. The great thing about solar is absolutely no environmental impact and no noise is produced. You can lower your electric and heating bills in most cases by up to 70%. Another great thing about solar is it can be used on top of your own home. It cuts out the middle man and gives you energy independence. You can start off with one solar panel and add on to it with more panels as you see fit. Most solar energy manufacturing companies have payment plans and you can take advantage of the federal and state tax write offs instead of a multibillion dollar company taking advantage of them.