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Solar News

April 22nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  We’ve published about 24 solar energy stories in the past week. In addition to those, here are some other [&hellip


Solar, Renewable Grid Parity, or Better, in California’s Latest Renewable Power Auction

April 6th, 2012 | by Andrew

Yes, that's right: grid parity is here, well in California at least...and a lot faster than most ever thought possible. The weighted average highest cost of solar and other renewable power contracts accepted by California utilities in the state's Renewable Auction Market (RAM) auction amounted to 8.9 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for 20-year power purchase contracts, the Vote Solar Initiative reported March 30. Though this doesn't include transmission costs, $0.089/kWh is well below the average residential electricity cost of 15 cents per kWh in California in 2011, and that's the weighted average highest cost of the accepted offers to the state's electricity distributors


Mapping Solar Grid Parity

March 6th, 2012 | by John Farrell

Within a decade, 100 million Americans could get cheaper electricity from rooftop solar — without subsidies — than is provided [&hellip


Solar Grid Parity 101

January 12th, 2012 | by John Farrell

  Solar grid parity, when installing solar power will cost less than buying electricity from the grid, is considered the tipping [&hellip


2012 Solar Expectations

January 2nd, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

Expectations cause a lot of problems — without expectations, we couldn’t be disappointed. However, it’s impractical not to have any [&hellip


Solar Power’s Path to Grid Parity {Infographic}

July 12th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

SunRun, a leading home solar leasing company, created the following infographic on solar power's path to grid parity recently. I ran across it on Global Warming is Real and thought it was worth a quick share


New York City can go solar cheaper than grid power

July 1st, 2011 | by John Farrell

The City University of New York (CUNY) released a solar map of New York City last week, allowing building owners in the city to determine the amount of solar power their roof could host. The cumulative impact is enormous, with city rooftops capable of providing half the city's peak power, and 14% of its annual electricity consumption



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