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10 Million American Solar Roofs Still Possible?

Posted by Adam Sewall In Wednesday, June 8 2011 under: Vermont Solar, Solar Power Info, Bernie Sanders

Last year, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont put forth a bill that envisioned solar panels on 10 million roofs across America by 2020. It was an ambitious goal that ultimately (and unfortunately) failed to gain traction in Washington.

Now, it appears Sanders is at it again. Along with Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) and Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), the Vermont Independent is moving his 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011 forward.

The only problem is that the Senator's math is a little messy.

Last year's bill called to for $250 million in funding for fiscal year 2012, and $500 million annually through 2021. By our count, that's a total budget of over $4.5 billion.

According to Solve Climate News, however, the most current version of the bill carries a price tag of just $250 million spread over a five-year period, starting in 2012.

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