Solar Could Provide 40% Of U.S. Power By 2035, Report Says—While Not Acting Could Cost Trillions

Solar energy could power 40% of the U.S. by 2035, a recent report says

9/19/2021 6:12:00 AM

Solar energy could power 40% of the U.S. by 2035, a recent report says

The Energy Department’s report says the industry could give work to 1.5 million people.

released Wednesday—a goal that would require the U.S. to add unprecedented capacity to the power grid each year but one that would cost far less than doing nothing as the catastrophic effects of climate change become more apparent amid a summer of record heat waves, wildfires and storms.

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MGM Resorts launched a 100-megawatt array of solar panels on June 28, 2021 in Dry Lake Valley,... [+]Getty ImagesKey FactsSolar power generates just 3% of U.S. electricity today, according to the Solar Futures Study. The study estimates that solar could provide 40% of all electricity by 2035.

By 2050, solar and wind energy could satisfy 90% of U.S. needs.For solar to provide 40% of power, the U.S. would need to add twice as much solar capacity as last year—which was a record—until 2025, and then four times as much between 2025 and 2030.Switching to solar power will not raise electric bills before 2035, the report contends, because the costs of switching could be offset by savings resulting from new technologies that make it cheaper to produce and store energy—but those technologies have not been realized.

ContraIncreasing solar power would increase long-term power generation costs by about 25%, or an additional $562 billion through 2050, according to the study. But not adopting solar would end up costing more, according to the study. Spending to fix damage from climate change—and forgoing the public health savings from solar power improving air quality—could cost between $1.1 trillion and $1.7 trillion, they wrote.

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