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The Future Of Rooftop Solar In The Nation's Capital04:35

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The cost of producing solar energy is falling, narrowing the gap with energy generated at coal and gas plants. The U.S. Energy Information Agency projects that in 2015, solar will produce enough power for about 45 million homes.

In Washington, D.C., a proposed merger between the city's electric utility and a national energy giant is raising concern among rooftop solar advocates. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, WAMU's Jonathan Wilson explains why.


This segment aired on December 16, 2014.

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