City officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico are considering a measure that would drastically increase the city’s use of solar energy to power its public facilities -- a measure similar to those that have recently been enforced in cities across the U.S. and the world.
The United Arab Emirates set a record for the world’s most affordable solar power earlier this week when renewable energy developers bid as little as 2.99 U.S. cents per kilowatt-hour to build a solar park in Dubai.
While MIT’s recent 332-page report on The Future of Solar is making headlines for its bullish outlook on solar energy’s ability to change our nation’s energy future, its position on residential rooftop solar isn’t so sunny.
The report could cause some issues for distributed solar generation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is prestigious and reputable.
When the report’s authors approach lawmakers in Washington and at the state level, they’re likely to get a little more attention than many report authors who have come before them.