Research for People & Planet Webinar Series | Promoting Solar Equity: Residential Photovoltaic Adoption Trends in New York State

  • Starts11:00 am on Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Ends11:30 am on Friday, December 1, 2023

Hosted by the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) as part of our Research for People & Planet webinar series.

In this webinar, we will look at the current state of the energy transition to clean energy sources like solar power, with a focus on the residential photovoltaic market in New York State. BU researchers are exploring the financial and social factors that drive the installation of rooftop solar, including cost, peer influence, and community norms. Our discussion will highlight the importance of ensuring equitable access to clean energy, particularly in lower-income communities that not only bear the burden of historical energy and environmental injustices but also currently lag in solar adoption rates.

Join us to learn more about the dynamics of this energy shift, the implications for an equitable distribution of resources, and what steps can be taken to ensure a just and inclusive transition. Audience Q&A will follow.


IGS core faculty Robert Kaufmann, Professor, Earth & Environment, College of Arts & Sciences, Boston University

Anita Tendler, Doctoral Researcher

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