17 Sep '13, 11am

Utility Agrees: (Their) #Solar Should Supplant #NaturalGas #renewableenergy #cleanenergy

Utility Agrees: (Their) #Solar Should Supplant #NaturalGas #renewableenergy #cleanenergy

Five months ago, one of the country's ten largest electric utilities told regulators in Minnesota that it needed three new natural gas power plants to handle peak energy demand. This week, the same company's Colorado division announced plans to use more solar power because it is cost competitive with gas. Maybe they need a memo to share the news: solar is cheaper than gas. A lot cheaper. Big or small. The city of Palo Alto, CA, recently signed contracts to buy solar energy from utility-scale projects for 7¢ per kilowatt-hour . This is on the heels of solar contracts signed by big utilities in California to buy large-scale solar for 9¢ per kilowatt-hour . (For context, in most parts of the country, residential customers pay about 10¢ per kilowatt-hour of electricity). But even small scale solar is competitive with natural gas power for supplying energy when the grid needs i...

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