27 Jan '15, 8pm

In 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, rooftop solar is now cheaper than the grid!

Pennies falling from the sky, you just have to pick them up The price of electricity from the grid is going up over time and the price of electricity from solar panels has been going down rapidly for decades . It doesn't take a crystal ball to divine what will happen. At some point, solar power will be cheaper than everything else, and only non-price related considerations will slow it down (thankfully, grid-scale energy storage is also improving fast). After all, the U.S. could power itself over 100x with just solar power , so it's not like there's a shortage...A recent sign of the progress that solar is making in taking over the world: In 42 of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, home to about 21 million single-family homeowners, solar power is now cheaper than electricity from the power grid. NCCE/Screen capture It might seem counter-intuitive at first that the cities at the to...

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