Solar now cheapest new form of energy in nearly 60 countries

As reported in Daily KOS on 1/1/17:

 Donald Trump and the climate deniers and fossil fuel company backers he’s nominated for his cabinet don’t realize it—or refuse to believe it—but the world is starting to pass them by when it comes to developing new sources of power. In the developing world, solar power is becoming the most cost-effective new source of electricity.

In nearly 60 lower-income countries, the average price of solar energy has dropped to $1.65 million per megawatt in 2016, just below wind at $1.66 million per megawatt. That means new energy development projects will focus on solar energy rather than wind power.

“Unsubsidized solar is beginning to outcompete coal and natural gas on a larger scale, and notably, new solar projects in emerging markets are costing less to build than wind projects,” says a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a research and analysis organization for those investing in the energy industry. (more…)

German Solar Tour Part 5

by Samuel Yates, CEO

So, what could the Renewable Energy Landscape look like in the United States by 2020?

Let’s break it down into two major renewables, Wind and Solar:


German Solar Tour Part 4

by Samuel Yates, CEO

wind-and-solarToday, our travels took us from Rothenburg in Franconia to Dresden in Saxony, part of the former Eastern Bloc held by the former Soviet Union after World War II.

This 250-mile stretch included a veritable smorgasbord of renewable energy. We passed no less than 2000 windmills stretched out around the Autobahn–at times, up to 100 are clearly visible in all directions.  Surrounding this Federal Motorway are dozens upon dozens of utility scale Solar Farms!