22 Apr '12, 5pm

Solar News

Solar News

McKinsey & Company projects that solar is entering a period of maturation in its new report “Solar power: Darkest before dawn.” The report “finds that underlying PV costs are likely to continue to drop as manufacturing capacity doubles over the next three to five years. Indeed, the cost of a typical commercial system could fall 40 percent by 2015 and an additional 30 percent by 2020 , permitting companies to capture attractive margins while vigorously installing new capacity.” And this is all with big projected cuts to solar subsidies. Solar power is expected to explode in the coming 5 years , as solar becomes cheaper than grid electricity for consumers in more and more places. ”The awakening of the US solar market will be driven by grid parity within each region. Federal incentives provide a good foundation for the expansion of the solar industry but state-level incentive...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/22/solar-news/

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