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Solar Achieves Historic Milestone, Costs Less Than Gas
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Room Edison, 16F
50 Milk StreetBoston , MA 02110
A recent MIT study shows that solar technology costs have dropped 99% over the past 40 years, making solar electricity cost-competitive with natural gas-fired electricity from the grid, without the severe environmental impacts of fracking and burning shale gas. Today, MA homeowners and businesses can save money and eliminate pollution by using solar electricity combined with heat pumps to replace oil and gas for heating, and solar combined with electric vehicle charging to eliminate gasoline and harmful tailpipe emissions. State incentives are also making battery storage into a more affordable backup energy source to fill the gaps when New England’s powerful solar resource (just 10% less than Florida’s) is not strong enough to meet real-time energy demand.
ReVision Energy co-founder Phil Coupe will talk about the rapidly accelerating transition to 100% renewable energy, made possible by massive solar price reductions and advances in complementary technologies that are empowering society to abandon fossil fuels.