The cost of installing solar is falling and Californians of all income levels are now installing solar in their homes. For the first time ever though, middle and low income homeowners are making up the majority of those new installations.
“Kevala also analyzed city and county-specific installation data. In Fresno County, long known as a leader in solar deployment per capita, zip codes with median incomes of $40,000 – $55,000 consistently represent roughly half of solar deployment, including this year. Furthermore, Fresno County saw a recent incline in deployment of solar in the lowest income group (<$40,000), which now surpasses the two highest income brackets in the county.”
New CA report: most rooftop solar being installed in middle-income neighborhoods, by Susannah Churchill, Vote Solar, December 2, 2015.