solar energy prices

U.S. Construction Costs Dropped for Solar, Wind, & Natural Gas-Fired Generators in 2021

The average construction costs for solar photovoltaic systems, wind turbines, and natural gas-fired electricity generators all decreased in the United States in 2021 compared with 2020, according to our recently released data. Average construction costs fell by 18% from 2020 for natural gas-fired generators, by 5% for wind turbines, and by … [continued]

New $48M Clean Energy Initiative To Advance State-Based Solutions

Two issues that greatly concern the US power sector—grid capability and carbon reduction needs—have just gained attention with a $48 million Clean Energy Initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Heising-Simons family. The organizations announced the initiative on Wednesday. It will advance state-created clean energy solutions by funding a broad range of local, … [continued]

New Solar Power Charts

  Greentech Media posted a number of solar power charts yesterday on its website, charts which Shayle Kann presented at the SolarTech Solar Leadership Summit in San Jose, California yesterday. This is mostly stuff that any regular CleanTechnica reader would be aware of, but it’s always fun and interesting to see such … [continued]

Falling Solar Panel Costs are Great for Buyers, Bad for Producers (sort of)

A recent industry analysis by Lux Research projects the amount of solar power installed is to grow 15.5 percent per year, but revenues are to stay flat, until 2016. A report from Navigant Consulting discovered that the price of solar panels is down almost 20 percent as of August 2011. The information derived from these two reports show that the consumer is poised to benefit from the price reduction, while manufacturers can expect an almost flat profit margin for the next few years.