In a warmer world, it will take more energy to cool people off. Rooftop solar could step in to fill the energy gap.

Thanks to the past and ongoing fossil fuel use that drives climate change, more people are going to need more energy to keep cool, comfortable and safe. When it comes to the increased electricity demand for household cooling, rooftop solar panels can fill some of that void and save homeowners even more money down the road than it does today.

That’s according to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change, which models the value of a rooftop solar system in a changing climate. For nearly all the 17 cities the researchers analyzed, rooftop solar got more valuable in 2050 and 2100 than it is today.

Rooftop Solar - Climate Change (Image: Tumisu/Pixabay)

Climate Change (Image: Tumisu/Pixabay)

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“Across all but one of our cities, households see an increase in the value of their rooftop solar by midcentury and by end of century,” said Michael Craig, a professor in energy systems at the
University of Michigan and one of the researchers involved in the study.

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