Back in early 2007, I reported on the promise of a new solar company, Citizenre, a company that was promising to begin renting solar panels to homeowners by the autumn of that year. It was an imaginative approach that would enable people to begin generating on solar power without making a huge up-front investment. I signed up.
Nothing happened. As 2007 progressed, Citizenre announced that it had some delays, but would still provide solar panels to rent soon – in the summer of 2008. I still hoped that it would happen.
Nothing happened. Now, it’s almost summer of 2009, and the Citizenre site informs us that “the location of Citizenre’s manufacturing facility is still in negotiation,” while promising that the company’s solar panels should become available for rental “in the beginning of 2009″. Citizenre isn’t even updating its promises anymore. That’s a sign to me that its promises aren’t worth listening to anymore.
What a shame. I’ll have to hope that a more reliable company is able to pick up the same idea and make it work.