28 Aug '15, 3pm

America’s Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago

America’s Utility-Scale Solar Generation Is 31 Times Higher Today Than a Decade Ago

There was a moment in 2013 and early 2014 when utility-scale solar hit a snag in America. California utilities were reaching the upper limits of their renewable energy mandates, concentrating solar power costs were not coming down as expected, and investors had turned their attention to the booming residential PV market. But that moment passed fairly quickly . Moving into the second half of 2014, utilities all around the country signed an unprecedented number of contracts for utility-scale PV projects -- in large part because the technology had gotten so cheap. California had largely dominated the market since 2010, but suddenly utilities in Colorado, Minnesota, Utah and Kentucky were inking deals for large projects below the price of natural gas, completely separate from state mandates. Today, utility-scale solar continues to hit cost and generation records. There are now...

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