Truth: Rooftop Solar Capacity Benefits All Ratepayers

by Karl Cates and David Schlissel, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

“Rooftop solar provides substantial benefits for everyone, regardless of who installs it. It helps power the homes and shops that adopt it, to be sure, but it has far-reaching benefits for other customers as well. If Jane Doe in Anywhere, USA, puts a solar panel on her roof, every other electricity ratepayer within the footprint of whatever regional grid Jane Doe is tied into will benefit as well . . . Rooftop solar, aka photovoltaic solar, means lower peak-hour energy prices for all.”

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