We’re experts on solar power in the United States. Ask us anything!
Hello Reddit! We recently authored a report on the rise of solar power in the United States and we thought you might be interested. We both work for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and we’re interested in all things solar—benefits, challenges, and opportunities. Ask us anything!
John Rogers is a senior energy analyst at UCS, with degrees from University of Michigan and Princeton and an entrepreneurial past (including cofounding a solar company in the 1990s). His passions extend to energy efficiency (especially LEDs!) and energy/water conflicts.
Laura Wisland is also a senior energy analyst at UCS and an expert on California renewable energy policies. She holds a master’s degree from UC Berkeley, and focuses on providing technical analysis to legislative and regulatory agencies.
Since there are two of us, we've enlisted a helper to collate our answers, but we’ll leave our names so you know who’s talking. We’ll start answering questions around 3 pm EDT (7pm GMT). Ask away!
Edit: Thanks everyone, that was fun! We're done now but hopefully will be on Reddit more in the future. Cheers!