Low-income housing represents huge solar opportunity, new study from NREL finds

A new report released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) shows that nearly half of all the United States’ residential rooftop solar technical potential is on the dwellings of low-to-moderate income (LMI) households, representing 320 GW of potential solar capacity. Although residential solar adoption has increased over the past decade, adoption among LMI households (defined as 80% or less of the area median income) and affordable housing providers continues to lag, prompting concerns of a green divide. 


Source: Solar Power World

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