The odd thing about solar is that it is least effective in the very ares that need it most. I believe we will finally see the gov't get out of a lot of things that they really have no business being in anyway; and solar will be near the top of that list.
Solar cannot stand on its own. It cannot compete economically without massive subsidies and a patchwork of zany laws that mandate high cost energy sources because they are popularly thought to save the earth. Even the loonies in Kahliphonya are catching on.