PublicationMagazine Article Installing inequality: the racial disparities in solar deployment

June 22, 2019
Publication Type:
Magazine Article

The pos­si­bil­ity of installing solar photovoltaics

(PV) dis­trib­uted on rooftops has allowed

com­mu­ni­ties to actively participate

in mold­ing the future of sus­tain­able cities.

Solar PV own­ers also expe­ri­ence sig­nif­i­cant economic

ben­e­fits in the form of tax cred­its, rebates, and lower

net elec­tric­ity con­sump­tion from util­i­ties, lead­ing to

lower elec­tric­ity bills. It comes at no sur­prise that the

rooftop PV has sur­passed 300 GW of installed capacity

world­wide, with trends on the rise.

In the United States, more than a mil­lion rooftops

already have solar PV sys­tems on them, with the

num­bers con­tin­u­ously expand­ing, con­tribut­ing to the

achieve­ment of bold ini­tia­tives to fully decarbonised

states’ power sec­tors, such as those in Cal­i­for­nia, Hawaii

and New York.

Main Menu

Energy & Resources Group
310 Barrows Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3050
Phone: (510) 642-1640
Fax: (510) 642-1085


  • Open the Main Menu
  • People at RAEL

  • Open the Main Menu