Top 5 Democratic Energy Resources of 2013
From the Democratic Energy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance:
A combination resource of our two reports on residential and commercial solar grid parity, including a slideshow, infographic, and an amazing interactive map (#5 on this list by itself).
It got press because someone at Fox News thought Germany was sunnier than America (the reverse is true), but the real revelation is that the renewable energy revolution in Germany is largely people powered.
Actually, it’s up to 63,000 MW, and it’s the average German who is powering the transition to a renewable energy future.
It’s no surprise that this report still catches the eye three years after its publication. Over 3 in 4 Americans want to go solar affordably, but only 1 in 4 have a suitable roof for solar. Community power is the answer, but it’s not yet easy.
Want to know when solar beats grid prices – without subsidies? This is your interactive map, covering every utility in every state for the next decade.