Obama announces plan to encourage more residential solar power

U.S. residential solar grew 76% in the first quarter of this year

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | August 12, 2015

President Barack Obama recently unveiled a plan to encourage more residential solar as costs continue to drop. U.S. residential solar grew 76% in the first quarter of this year, with 437 additional megawatts installed. 

"Even if we ignore the negative impacts of fossil fuels, clean energy will be able to compete head-to-head with fossil fuels in the market, and when we factor in energy efficiency, the Clean Power Plan will save families money on their bills," said Gabe Elsner, executive director at the Energy and Policy Institute.

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