"All the best forms of corruption are legal!"
Dale Julin, a solar system installer wrote an op-ed for the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the actual on-the-ground, er, roof effects of implementation of the California Solar Initiative.
The PG&E representatives agreed that the CSI process needed to be streamlined. "We feel your pain," they said.
Then an installer asked, "How many applications for new solar home installations have you received?"
"More than 1,000," said the earnest young PG&E representative.
"How many have been deemed 'completed'?"
This was a good question, because unless a new system is deemed "completed," the homeowner cannot turn it on. That means the installer must wait for his check.
The young PG&E representative answered honestly, if undiplomatically ...
"None," he said.
"None?" we asked.
None was the reply.