09 May '12, 12pm

3 Charts Showing that Solar Power Has Hit a Tipping Point

3 Charts Showing that Solar Power Has Hit a Tipping Point

A new report from the prominent global consulting firm McKinsey shows why solar photovoltaics have hit a tipping point. As the economics of solar PV continue to improve steadily and dramatically , McKinsey analysts conclude that the total “economic potential” of solar PV deployment could reach 600-1,000 gigawatts (1 million megawatts) by 2020. In the year 2000, the global demand for solar PV was 170 megawatts. That doesn’t mean 1 million megawatts will get installed by 2020; it’s just an estimate of the economic competitiveness of solar PV. When factoring in real-word limitations like the regulatory environment, availability of financing, and infrastructure capabilities, the actual yearly market will be closer to 100 gigawatts in 2020. That could bring in more than $1 trillion in investments between 2012 to 2020. The McKinsey report, appropriately named “Darkest Before Daw...

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