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Middle-class Americans leading the solar rooftop revolution
“Last year, CAP found that in Arizona, California, and New Jersey – the three largest solar markets in the United States – the majority of solar panels being installed are in areas with median incomes ranging from $40,000 to $90,000. And this year, CAP found that emerging solar markets in Maryland, Massachusetts, and New York are following similar patterns. More than 80% of installations in New York and nearly 70% of installations in Massachusetts occur in areas with incomes ranging from $40,000 to $90,000.”
Skyrocketing solar numbers
“The U.S. installed 1,330 MWdc of solar PV in Q1 2014, up 79% over Q1 2013, making it the second-largest quarter for solar installations in the history of the market.” More inspiring figures here.
US Solar PV installations grew by 73% during the first quarter of 2014
“US solar panel installations climbed to a record 1.3 GW in the first quarter of 2014, according the SEIA quarterly report.”
Carbon pollution standards can save Americans $37.4 Billion
First-ever protections from carbon pollution from power plants “can save American households and business customers $37.4 billion on their electric bills in 2020 while creating more than 274,000 jobs…”