s2Since the 2008 mortgage crisis and Great Recession, two industries have fared better than most others: finance and energy. Although most people are delighted to see their stock portfolios and retirement funds doing well, very few are extolling the good fortunes of the investment banks that caused the mess. However, the surge in domestic energy production -- both fossil fuels and renewable electricity -- is something nearly everyone can celebrate. In terms of new investment activity and job creation, the solar industry has