Say the gubbermenit throws out a big conntract for solar panels and a few of these companies ramp up for it. When the contract is finished they would still have a large capacity for production. And thats when prices will drop making it feasible for you and I to put them on our house. Now it's still too expensive for most of us, but one day it could be very reasonable. And if you buy some land off the grid you may have heard how expensive it is to have the power company put down 1/4 mile of wire just for you. Many of the company's warranty them to produce power for 25 years, thats not bad at all. After that they may drop off some but still could be producing 50 years from now.