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Michigan Tech Study Says Solar Saves Lives, Money

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HOUGHTON, Mich., June 28, 2017 — In a new study published in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, a team from Michigan Technological University calculated that 51,999 American lives per year could be saved by transitioning from coal to photovoltaic-powered electrical generation in the U.S. By transitioning to solar photovoltaics (PV) in the US, up to 51,999 American lives would be saved at $1.1 million invested per life. Courtesy of Sarah Bird/Michigan Tech. The study, focused on the cost of combusting coal in human lives along with the potential benefits of switching to solar, aimed to inform public health...Read full article

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