The tremendous growth in the U.S. solar industry is helping to pave the way to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future. Over the past few years, the cost of a solar energy system has dropped significantly — helping to give more American families and business access to affordable, clean energy.
The grid of the future must also support electric vehicles and charging stations, newly connected communities, and increased integration of carbon-free resources like solar panels. A secure and resilient power grid is more than just keeping the lights on, it’s vital to preserving our nation’s security, economic prosperity, and the livelihood of all Americans. It means money saved for families who have more efficient homes capable of withstanding hotter summers and colder winters. It means new businesses with good paying jobs created by entrepreneurs who can help every pocket of the country meet sustainability needs. And it means safeguarding the nation for future generations.