|Title||Residential Solar-Adopter Income and Demographic Trends: 2021 Update|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Galen L Barbose, Sydney Forrester, Eric O'Shaughnessy, Naïm R Darghouth|
The report describes income, demographic, and other socio-economic trends among U.S. residential rooftop solar adopters. The report is based on data for roughly 1.9 million residential rooftop solar systems installed through 2019, representing 82% of all U.S. systems. With its unique size, geographic scope, and level of detail, this report is intended to serve as a foundational reference document for policy-makers, industry stakeholders, and researchers.
Key findings include the following:
In conjunction with the report, Berkeley Lab has published an updated accompanying set of online data visualizations that allow users to further explore the underlying data. Berkeley Lab is also offering related analytical support to states, local agencies, and other organizations on issues related to solar adoption among low-to-moderate income households; requests for analytical support may be submitted through this online form.
A webinar discussing this research, recorded on April 22, 2021, can be viewed here.