Study finds racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar
A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and Tufts University shows fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ownership. It was published in Nature Sustainability.
The study was conducted by Deborah Sunter (former postdoctoral scholar in Dan Kammen’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab–RAEL, now at Tufts University), Sergio Castellanos of RAEL, and Dan Kammen, professor and chair of the Energy and Resources Group, professor in the Goldman School of Policy, and professor of Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley. .