GLRPPR Sector Resource: Rooftop Revolution: Changing Everything with Cost-Effective Local Solar
Rooftop Revolution: Changing Everything with Cost-Effective Local Solar
With the cost of solar power plunging and retail electric prices rising, 100 million Americans in the nation's largest cities will be able to "go solar" for a lower price than grid electricity in the next ten years. Seizing this opportunity requires rethinking electricity policy and planning even while solar produces less than 1% of the nation's electricity. Investments in new centralized power plants and transmission could divert billions of ratepayers dollars from a democratization of the electricity system. At the same time, energy subsidies -- for fossil fuels and solar energy -- must be gradually transformed into barrier-breaking incentives that maintain the pace of growth and push solar into all corners of the country.
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