Utah Utility Cuts Deal For 20 Years Of Solar Power Because It’s The Cheapest Option
:)1.3 million Earths fit into the Sun
. The Sun is huge. The solar energy reaching the Earth is 5000 times the energy we use globally.
We reached 150 GW solar global PV demand this month. Some countries increased their solar capacity 5000-16000 times in 22 years.
Solar ☼☼ energy can power the whole planet many times over thru solar windows, walls, roofs, roads, car paint, solar-electric cars-planes-ships-trains and battery storage
. This would eliminate arsenic, mercury, sulfur and other forms of pollution and increase life expectancy by many years. Here are some recent exciting solar power-electric car news:
1. The Cost Of Solar Has Dropped 100 times Since 1977, Bringing Solar Power To Grid Parity in many areas. More than half the present global solar PV capacity was installed in the last 3 years. 74% of new US electrical capacity came from solar in the first quarter of 2014
. First Solar says solar module costs will halve over the next few years
. The age of renewables has begun
, according to Citigroup ► http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/citigroup-says-the-age-of-renewables-has-begun-69852
. Morgan Stanley says that we are nearing the tipping point for going off-grid
with solar/wind/green power, battery storage and electric cars ► http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/say-investors-wake-solar-pro-sumers-24413
2. Solar power sells now at 5c/kwh - cheaper than 7c for natural gas and 10 cents for coal in many places
as shown by this latest SunEdison contract for 150MW ► http://reneweconomy.com.au/2014/cheapest-solar-sunedison-sells-solar-pv-output-at-5ckwh-25296
For more on solar, see https://plus.google.com/110265788529286523789/posts/AbEg57jgHQF