With Trump’s spotlight-stealing boldness and the possibility of electing our first female president, this has been an exciting presidential election thus far. But what about the future of solar? Where does each candidate stand when it comes to supporting solar energy initiatives for the American people?
For many voters, this is an issue that matters. It’s tied in closely with the larger issue of climate change, which was recently named the “greatest threat to future generations” by President Obama.
But no matter how you feel about the hot issue of climate change, solar is something we should all care about. The solar industry now employs more people than the coal industry, and technological advances in the past few years make solar feasible for more households than ever before, and at a much lower cost.
Here, in a quick and easy summary for your entertainment, is how each of the candidates fares on the solar-friendly scale.