Published on November 30, 2018 by

Rooftop solar provides a simple solution to issues of local economic development, energy justice and poverty

Rooftop solar could be used as an ideal solution to the multiple problems which remain unsolved in low-income areas (LIAs), including the big four of economic development, employment, municipal debt and energy justice. Although this claim sounds preposterous, given how wicked these problems have been shown to be, and how many other approaches have been tried, but have failed, it is made without any presumption or disingenuity. Rarely is an opportunity presented in a way which allows multiple objectives to be achieved with a single instrument. Rooftop solar is one such opportunity; it should not be ignored.