Tuesday, May 7, 2013

9 Signs That Americans Will See Solar Power Everywhere Within The Decade

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/rise-of-solar-power-2013-5

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Last week, Massachusetts announced it had reached its goal of obtaining 250 megawatts of power — enough to power multiple mid-sized cities — four years early.

It's another sign that, as we've recently discussed, solar is booming. 

The main reason is China, which has so thoroughly flooded the global market with cheap parts that today, Europe slapped them with a new tariff.

But there are other signs that solar power is set to take off.

We've compiled some of them here.

In the past few years, the doubling of solar capacity has resulted in a 40% reduction in solar costs.

Mostly thanks to China.



Solar has high start-up costs, but give it enough time and it becomes the cheapest power source out there.

That's even without subsidies.

Source: GWU 



Warren Buffett recently purchased the largest solar developme! nt in th e world, a set of arrays in California.

This is a man not known for making bad bets.

Source: Business Insider



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