08 Dec '11, 5pm

Cost of photovoltaic solar energy lower than usually reported #solar #photovoltaic

08 Dec 2011: Cost of Solar Energy Lower Than Usually Reported, Study Says The cost of photovoltaic solar energy systems is not nearly as expensive as some energy analysts have projected , according to a new study from Queen’s University in Ontario. In fact, Queen’s researcher A Solar Panel on Every Roof? In U.S., Still a Distant Dream Daunted by high up-front costs, U.S. homeowners continue to shy away from residential solar power systems, even as utility-scale solar projects are taking off. But residential solar is having modest growth. READ THE e360 REPORT Joshua Pearce predicts that solar photovoltaic systems are approaching the “tipping point” at which they will be capable of producing energy at about the same price as traditional energy sources. In a study published in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , Pearce says that many recent analyses of the ...

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