12 May '18, 2pm

NREL: Pairing Solar With Low- To Moderate-Income Housing Is A Win-Win - Solar Industry

NREL: Pairing Solar With Low- To Moderate-Income Housing Is A Win-Win - Solar Industry

The total potential for solar energy production on the roofs of low- to moderate-income households by county. (Source: NREL) A recent report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) finds that pairing solar PV with rooftops of low- and moderate-income (LMI) housing represents an opportunity to help modernize the U.S. electric grid and improve energy affordability. The report breaks down the total potential for solar energy production on the roofs of LMI households by county. Though existing rooftop solar adoption in the U.S. has primarily been concentrated in middle- and upper-income households, falling technology costs and market expansion are enabling access by previously underserved market segments, says NREL. U.S. Census Bureau data has provided an understanding of the share of LMI households in the U.S. (approximately 43%)...

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