Solar’s Value to Consumers

In many of America’s largest cities, including Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, energy from a fully-financed solar PV system costs less than energy from the utility for residential customers. Image: Mercury Solar Solutions, NREL PIX 18063

The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (formerly the North Carolina Solar Center) has released Going Solar in America: Ranking Solar’s Value to Consumers in America’s Largest Cities, the first of two Going Solar in America reports.

The analysis finds that in 46 of America’s 50 largest cities, a fully-financed, typically-sized solar PV system is a better investment than the stock market, and in 42 of these cities, the same system already costs less than energy from a residential customer’s local utility.

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The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (formerly the North Carolina Solar Center) has released Going Solar in America: Ranking Solar’s Value to Consumers in America’s Largest Cities, the first of two Going Solar in America reports.

The analysis finds that in 46 of America’s 50 largest cities, a fully-financed, typically-sized solar PV system is a better investment than the stock market, and in 42 of these cities, the same system already costs less than energy from a residential customer’s local utility.

bit.ly/1QM1mva