New report: Rooftop solar on America’s warehouses could power every household in every state’s largest city

Environment America

April 21, 2023

BOSTON – Covering the roofs of America’s warehouses and distribution centers with solar panels could generate enough clean electricity to power every household in every state’s largest city, according to Solar on Warehouses, a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group.

“What the world needs now is rooftop solar, which produces inexpensive clean energy, averts harmful pollution and preserves open space,” said Susan Rakov, chair of Environment America Research & Policy Center’s clean energy program and managing director of Frontier Group. “If we want to create a clean energy future, we should look first to the already-built environment that could host the tools we need.  Warehouse rooftops provide a perfect opportunity – they’re big, they’re flat, and they’re begging to be put to this crucial use.”