Summary #1458

Shining a light on the true value of solar power

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  • Energy companies used to worry that installing solar panels drives up energy costs for people in the neighborhood that don’t have them.
  • New study shows that the opposite is true - grid-tied solar systems actually subsidize neighbors that don’t have solars.
  • Customers that use solars reduce infrastructure costs for utility companies, and help supply energy in times when demand is highest.

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