Hillary Clinton released Sunday the outlines of how she would tackle climate change if elected president, proposing two ambitious goals.
First, she would install half a billion solar panels across America by the end of her first term.
It would represent an approximately 546%-increase from current production levels. The average solar panel produces 200 watts, and current U.S. solar photovoltaic output was 18.3 gigawatts as of January 2015 according to GTM Research.
This would be part of a larger plan to allow every home in the U.S. to be powered by renewable energy within a decade of her taking office. Currently the residential sector consumes 40% of total electricity output in the U.S, and electricity accounts for 40% of all U.S. energy consumption.
She’s calling it the “Clean Energy Challenge,” and published this chart to show how much renewable energy would be generated compared with proposals set forth in President Obama’s Clean Power Plan:
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