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Past Event

Cloudy Days for Solar?

When the United States slapped 30 percent tariffs on imported solar panels, headlines heralded bad times ahead for clean energy in this country. But the stock prices of solar installers increased, because the hit could have been worse. Solar entrepreneur and advocate Jigar Shah said it was “good news.” But consumer groups say it will raise prices, putting rooftop solar further out of reach for regular Americans. Already, the industry suffers from a perception that solar is a luxury for coastal elites.

Can people who live in apartment buildings get access to affordable solar or wind energy? How is advancing battery technology changing the options for capturing the sun in your home?

Join us for a conversation about the future of sun power.

February 21, 2018

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Severin Borenstein

E.T. Grether Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California

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Scott Jacobs

CEO and Co-founder, Generate Capital

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Lynn Jurich

CEO, Sunrun

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One