(UPI) – U.S. superstores have potential to generate solar energy by installing panels on their roofs, according to a report released Thursday.
With solar panels installed, the United States could create enough energy to power close to 8 million homes, according to the report entitled "Solar on Superstores: Big roofs, big potential for renewable energy," published by the non-partisan group Environment America.
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Solar electricity generation capacity has increased approximately 40 times between 2010 and 2021. "The United States has the technical potential to produce 78 times as much electricity as it used in 2020 just with solar photovoltaic energy," says the report.