“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
~ Thomas Alva Edison in 1931
Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels, according to DIANE CARDWELL in her NY Times article from NOV. 23, 2014.
For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas.
That day appears to be dawning.
The cost of providing electricity from wind and solar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas.
Is Solar Energy starting to make cents? What do you think?