solar cost competitive

Commercial Solar Now Cost-Competitive in US

  Editor’s note: the costs discussed below, of course, do not take into account the important health benefits and environmental benefits of using solar power instead of dirtier alternatives. Add those in, and we’ve got an even better solar cost situation. Of course, the Stanford researchers were looking at the … [continued]

Solar PV Cost Competitive in Middle East, New Analysis Finds

Andrew wrote a few weeks ago on Saudi Arabia perhaps becoming the next solar hotspot, and we’ve written a few pieces recently on big projects or ideas for projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. A new analysis by the Emirates Solar Industry Association (ESIA) and sponsored by international consultancy firm PwC contends that we may just be getting started with such stories, as solar photovoltaic (PV) power is now “cost competitive” with conventional fossil-fuel-based electricity generation (not even taking into account massive externalities).

New IEA Report on Renewable Energy Costs & Policy (IEA Nails It!)

The International Energy Agency (IEA), traditionally a very fossil-fuel-friendly international agency, reported today that renewable energy is becoming cost-competitive (and should receive subsidies to account for its environmental, energy security, and health benefits) — several extended quotes below. While I’m happy to see the IEA make this announcement (and there … [continued]