For people living in six major US cities, the cost of installing and running rooftop solar panels is now the same price or cheaper than buying electricity from the grid, according to a new report – even without the help of government subsidies.
While experts have been predicting that the majority of the country will reach ‘solar parity’ – the point at which rooftop solar is as cheap or more affordable than grid electricity – by 2021, a new review by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) shows that many cities are already a lot closer than imagined.
The new review shows that for the 30 million people living in the below cities, grid electricity is no longer more affordable than renewable solar power. And that’s not to mention the benefits to the environment. The cities now at solar parity are:BostonSan FranciscoSan DiegoSan JoseLos AngelesRiverside. Source: Rooftop solar is now cheaper than grid electricity in these 6 US cities