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Solar Power, Watts Riots: Pop Culture, and 'Straight Outta Compton'

August 14, 201550 min
Solar has gotten cheaper, better, and easier to install in recent years. But many traditional power companies view solar as a threat and are fighting to limit it. And in the years after the 1965 Watts Riots, its legacy seeped into pop culture.

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