Shining a Light on the Value of Solar Power
Beyond the environmental benefits and lower electric bills, it turns out installing solar panels on your house actually benefits your whole community.
For years some utility companies have worried that solar panels drive up electric costs for people without panels.
Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE) and graduate student Koami Soulemane Hayibo (ECE) have shown the opposite is actually true — grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) owners are actually subsidizing their non-PV neighbors.
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