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).
Germany Has More Solar Power Because Everyone Wins
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.
Half of Germany’s 53,000 Megawatts of Renewable Energy is Locally Owned
Actually, it’s up to 63,000 MW, and it’s the average German who is powering the transition to a renewable energy future.
Community Solar Power: Obstacles and Opportunities
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.
Mapping Solar Grid Parity
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.