# What can be done in order to make solar energy more affordable so that more people can use it?

Many governments provide a subsidy to homeowners so that they can purchase solar at a reasonable cost. For example, if a new solar installation might cost $10,000, the government might pay$1,000 or $2,000 so the net cost to you would be$8,000 (numbers are just hypothetical and real numbers vary from state to state or province to province).