We spend our days digging into the many facets of the solar revolution here in the U.S., from the benefits of solar to the policies that drive the solar boom to the coming wave of electric vehicles that will further grow the solar market.
But sometimes it’s helpful to step back and look at the bigger picture, and get a reminder of just how far we’ve come, and how quickly we’ve progressed — not to mention how much more of a solar boom lies ahead of our.
The good people at the Union of Concerned Scientists have just published a terrific infographic on the rise of solar in the U.S., and it shows, in three brief panels, the solar revolution that we’re in the midst of. (Disclosure: I spent part of a year working for UCS on their sustainability team, helping them walk the talk. Which they do.)
First, look at how far and how quickly the cost of solar has dropped in the last decade:
Lather, rinse, repeat until we get to 100 percent renewable energy.
See the whole infographic at ucsusa.org/solarrevolution.