Obama, Sanders propose boosting solar energy for low, moderate-income Americans

Both the president and a presidential candidate proposed legislation that would subsidize solar panels for low and moderate income citizens.

  • Obama's clean energy proposal would boost community solar initiatives, which allow renters and others who don't own detached homes to use solar through joint projects. In this photo is the Raffaele Road Solar Project, a 5.7MW photovoltaic community solar farm developed by the Clean Energy Collective at a former sand-and-gravel quarry in Plymouth, Mass. The project is producing 7.4 million kWh of clean energy every year.

  • Total photovoltaic capacity in the U.S. is expected to nearly double over the next two years.

  • The total photovoltaic installations by market in the U.S.

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