ABSTRACT

Solar Futures Study   [open pdf - 12MB]

From the Executive Summary: "Dramatic improvements to solar technologies and other clean energy technologies have enabled recent rapid growth in deployment and are providing cost-effective options for decarbonizing the U.S. electric grid. 'The Solar Futures Study' explores the role of solar in decarbonizing the grid. Through state-of-the-art modeling, the study envisions deep grid decarbonization by 2035, as driven by a required emissions-reduction target. It also explores how electrification could enable a low-carbon grid to extend decarbonization to the broader energy system (the electric grid plus all direct fuel use in buildings, transportation, and industry) through 2050."

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2021-09
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Public Domain
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U.S. Department of Energy: https://www.energy.gov/
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