It’s been the year of solar-powered roof-tops, but that’s not going to last forever.
There’s a new startup called Reddit.
The company launched in February to help solar-panel makers get their small-sized products into the hands of homeowners, business owners and people on the road.
Redditors are able to post photos of their panels, and they get to vote on whether they want to get a deal on one.
If the majority of the community votes to get the deal, Redditors get to keep the panels, too.
Some of the companies selling the panels have even gone so far as to offer Redditors a $100 credit to get started.
This makes solar panels a lot cheaper than a big-name manufacturer like Samsung.
But, as with all things big in this market, the benefits aren’t unlimited.
Solar panels are not going anywhere.
They have their place, but not the place they have now.
The next big wave of rooftop solar will come from the internet of things.
And as more and more rooftop solar becomes a reality, Reddit is going to have to come up with a way to make those panels work for everyone.
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