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Building a Solar Future

Building a Solar Future



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Building aSolar Future
Repowering America’s Homes, Businessesand Industry with Solar Energy
Building a Solar Future
Repowering America’s Homes, Businessesand Industry with Solar Energy
Environment OhioResearch & Policy Center
Tony Dutzik and Rob Kerth,Frontier GroupRob Sargent,Environment AmericaResearch & Policy CenterBernadette Del Chiaro,Environment CaliforniaResearch & Policy Center
March 2010
Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center thanks Jigar Shah, CEO o the Carbon War Room; Carrie Hitt, president o the Solar Alliance; Justin Baca, manager o marketresearch and analysis or the Solar Energy Industries Association; Adam Browning, execu-tive director o Vote Solar; Larry Chretien, executive director o the Energy Consumers Alliance o New England; Wilson Rickerson, executive vice president o Meister Consul-tants Group; DeWitt Jones, president o DCC Solar Energy Advantage; and Bill Powerso Powers Engineering or their thoughtul review and insightul suggestions. Thanksalso to Elizabeth Ridlington, Susan Rakov and Travis Madsen o Frontier Group or theireditorial support.Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center thanks the John Merck Fund, the Energy Foundation, the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, the Arntz Family Foundation, the Meadows Foundation, the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, the Park Founda-tion, Fred Stanback, and the Kresge Foundation or making this report possible. The authors bear responsibility or any actual errors. The recommendations are thoseo Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center. The views expressed in this report arethose o the authors and do not necessarily reect the views o our unders or those whoprovided review.© 2010 Environment Ohio Research & Policy CenterEnvironment Ohio Research & Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are dedi-cated to protecting Ohio’s air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, crat solu-tions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help Ohioans make their voices heardin local, state and national debates over the quality o our environment and our lives. Formore inormation about Environment Ohio Research & Policy Center or or additionalcopies o this report, please visit www.environmentohio.org.Frontier Group conducts independent research and policy analysis to support a cleaner,healthier and more democratic society. Our mission is to inject accurate inormation andcompelling ideas into public policy debates at the local, state and ederal levels. For moreinormation about Frontier Group, please visit www.rontiergroup.org.
Cover photos: Top row (l to r): VELUX/ESTIF; Kevin Dooley, reprinted under Creative Commons license; Alex Snyder, Wayne National Forest; Gregory Kolb, Sandia National Laboratory; Sacramento Municipal Util-ity District; Solar panels: istockphoto.com, Daniel Schoenen FotografeLayout: Harriet Eckstein Graphic Design

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