Rooftop solar is home solar — and so much more
- Jan 22, 2021 6:10 pm GMT
We recently wrote about a Vibrant Clean Energy study that used a sophisticated model to show what we already knew at the Clean Coalition: despite the economies of scale enjoyed by large-scale, remote energy generation, clean local energy projects can be more cost-effective.
That’s because generating energy close to where it’s used avoids the extra “shipping and handling” costs of expensive long-distance transmission lines.
The study’s findings were a bit more nuanced and did not suggest that we should do away with remote energy generation and transmission lines; the most cost-effective overall strategy is a coordinated combination of large solar and wind farms with local solar+storage. But scaling up that local solar+storage is a key element of this strategy, one that can save Americans a whopping $473 billion while decreasing CO2 emissions by 95% by 2050.
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