This is kind of an odd alternative energy story, but we thought you might enjoy it.
From National Public Radio:
Solar panels are a hot commodity, and not just for residents and businesses that want to go green. It turns out that thieves also embrace clean technology. Solar panel thefts are on the rise, and the most popular targets include California wineries. What a disappointment. You’re a vintner. You’re sitting there, the thieves leave the bottles of wine alone and take the panel.
For more info on the thefts (and possible motivations), listen to the broadcast (or read the transcript) here.