Portable Solar came to Herbst with a grant from the US government to make solar energy more attainable for everyone. Under the current system, only a fraction of the population can afford a full roof-top solar installation which involves homeownership, labor costs, and maintenance. While it's great for our planet each time someone is able to cut down on their power usage, the average citizen of mid-range to low income would benefit from solar energy cost savings even more. Here lies the crux of the solar equity problem. How can we eliminate installation barriers to make the sun accessible for all?
"The new technology could potentially generate savings of 30-40% in residential electric costs." - SBIR.gov