If residential solar energy received the same subsidies as fossil fuels it would be immediately competitive in every part of the United States.
Total fossil fuel subsidies: $72 billion
Amount you’ve paid toward fossil fuel subsidies as a taxpayer over 5 years: $521.73
Amount you’ve paid towards solar energy subsidies: $7.24
Today, with curren solar subsidies – 14% of the US
If solar got the same money as fossil fuels – 100%
The United States as 3,900% more sun than Germany, but Germany has 6,000% more solar energy. Why, because Germany has killer solar subsidies and thus a solar industry that dominates ours.