Thursday, March 08, 2012
Solar Grid Parity on Google Maps
Energy Self-Reliant States has created an animated Google Map to show how "within a decade 100 million Americans could get cheaper electricity from rooftop solar".
Re-mapping Solar Grid Parity shows when major metropolitan areas are likely to be able to beat grid prices by using solar power. The map includes an animated timeline that adds the metropolitan areas to the map when they are likely to reach the tipping point of solar power being cheaper than grid prices.
This map includes the 30% federal tax credit for solar power. If you want to see when areas will reach grid parity without taking into account the federal tax credit you can use the original Mapping Solar Grid Parity Map.