Here is something I fully agree with you here. It's just not the time for solar. Many cheap forms of energy at this point, oil dropping yet again and the dollar gaining strength. However, if we see oil shoot past $100 a barrel like it did in the 2008 period, we will see a big flock of people to solar. The new administration looks like they want us to become more energy independent, and coal may make an entrance again soon.
Good post here... also covers the terrible gov't in California that pushes higher cost green energy. Also, solar is not attractive for areas far away from the equator, or areas prone to rain/clouds. If it becomes more efficient, the working area will expand.