15 Jan '12, 11am

Solar grid parity 101—and why you should care

Solar grid parity 101—and why you should care

There’s one other calculation. Let’s say that in 2011 solar still costs just a bit more than the grid electricity price, but that the grid price is rising at a modest rate each year. In this case, solar may still be the right choice, because the lifetime cost of solar (at a fixed price) will be less than the rising cost of grid electricity. We can use an accounting tool called net present value to estimate the savings from solar compared to grid power over 25 years, and we find that for every percentage point annual increase in electricity prices, solar can be about 10 percent more expensive than grid power today, and still be at "parity." We find that with electricity price inflation of 2 percent per year, solar grid parity shifts up two years using this method.

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