Published on August 20th, 2014 | by Sandy Dechert47
Rooftop Solar May Reach Grid Parity In 25+ States By 2017
August 20th, 2014 by Sandy Dechert
In just three years, new numbers tell us, more than half of the states in the US may have rooftop solar available at the same price as the local grid’s electric rates. And that’s even without considering state and local incentives!
The Cambridge-based Union of Concerned Scientists has just published a series of three quick infographics. Here’s what they show:
- By 2017, more than half the states could have rooftop solar as cheap as local electricity prices.
- Installing rooftop solar has never been more affordable.
- The number of households with rooftop solar is skyrocketing.
Rather than claiming copyright privileges, the UCSUSA encourages the media to pass these graphics along, so here they are. More information is available at this link.
You’ll find a full description of the methodology used by the UCSUSA here in PDF format, including all source and forecast data. Assumptions are also clearly stated, and links are provided to full-size files. The Washington, DC, information graphics consulting and services Graphicacy produced the infographics.
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