Putting solar on warehouse rooftops could power 19 million homes
They’re 'big, flat and sun-kissed' and they offer perfect opportunities for American businesses and communities to produce more clean, renewable solar power
Across the United States, there are 16 billion square feet of warehouse rooftop space — a golden opportunity to harness the power of the sun.
On April 20, Environment America Research & Policy Center released a new report, “Solar on Warehouses,” which found that putting solar panels on the roofs of America’s warehouses and distribution centers could generate enough clean electricity to power every household in the largest city in every state.
“The big, flat and sun-kissed rooftops of America’s warehouses are perfect places to put solar panels,” said Johanna Neumann, senior director of Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy.
“It’s time to eliminate the barriers that prevent us from maximizing the benefits of rooftop solar for businesses, electricity customers, the grid and the environment.”
We’re calling for solar-friendly policies, such as net-metering, third-party financing, and streamlined permitting, to accelerate the adoption of solar energy by America’s businesses.