The Union of Concerned Scientists has a new report out, Solar Power on the Rise . Key details:
- The amount of solar power installed in the U.S. by 2013 was more than five times 2010’s level.
- Our country has enough solar to power some 2.4 million typical U.S. households.
- In June California set a one-day solar record, with solar meeting 8 percent of its overall electricity needs.
According to EcoWatch , a key driver behind the surge in rooftop systems "has been the plummeting costs of solar, along with the innovative ways people are getting solarized ."