30 Oct '13, 1pm

India Breaks 2 GW Solar Barrier

I agree. The solar floodgate has been opened and installations will increase at very high rates. With micro solar systems now affordable for those at the bottom of the economic level we should see people at all economic levels installing solar in places where the grid is nonexistent, unreliable, or expensive. As standalone systems flourish the demand for better, more affordable storage will also grow and further bring down the cost of systems. That said, I suspect solar is going to cause an increase in wind installation. As solar kills profits for fossil fuel and nuclear plants during sunny days utilities are going to be looking for less expensive supply for the non-sunny days and wind will be the best option.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/10/30/india-breaks-2-gw-sol...

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