grid parity

A Sunny Future for Utility-Scale Solar

December 29, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Utility-Scale Solar

Utility-scale solar has actually been reaching “grid parity” (i.e., cost equivalency) with traditional generation in more and more areas across the country. And solar received a major boost when the federal tax incentive was recently extended through 2021.[read more]

Solar Energy at Grid Parity in Utah, a Coal State With No RPS

June 24, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Utah and Solar Grid Parity

The Utah solar experiment is officially underway as the state races from near-zero solar to potentially bringing hundreds of megawatts of PV online. The Beehive State has great solar and land resources. However, the state does not yet have an RPS and burns cheap coal for the majority of its power.[read more]

Global Solar PV Installations Will Double, Hit Grid Parity By 2020

November 15, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

PV Growth

Continually declining solar photovoltaic prices will continue to power an international market surge, with annual installations doubling by 2020 en route to grid parity around the world, despite each international energy market presenting different conditions for PV growth.[read more]

Breakthrough Renewable Energy Forecasting Coming to Grid by 2015

May 13, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

renewable energy forecasting

Breakthrough renewable energy forecasting technologies may be two years away from revolutionizing the efficiency of wind and solar generation on America’s grid.[read more]

The Truth About Solar Energy

March 26, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

solar energy job creation

The sun is our most abundant resource, shining enough rays on the United States every day to more than power us for 10 years. Coal, oil, and gas combined can’t come close to matching that.[read more]

Promising Outlook for Solar Energy Forecasting

March 16, 2013 by Amy Sinatra Ayres

solar energy

Solar energy continues to grow in the United States, but its relative unpredictability remains a hurdle. A research team is working to create detailed 36-hour forecasts of incoming energy from the sun.[read more]


The Strong Grid: Beyond Smart

July 10, 2012 by John Cooper

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For one hundred plus years, our grid and the utilities that operate it have worked like a loyal plow horse, getting the job done, even as we hardly noticed the tremendous value they created and maintained daily. Sure, occasionally we’d suffer an outage, but we could always count on the lights coming back on in short order. But what if that's not longer the case?[read more]

Natural Gas Boom Won’t Stall U.S. Renewables

February 23, 2012 by Christina Nunez

The recent plummet of the natural gas spot price to a 28-month low has stirred discussion about implications for renewable energy—the majority electrical generating component in RMI’s vision of the 2050 U.S. energy economy. Since mid-2009, it has been increasingly clear that the amount of natural gas supplied via hydraulic...[read more]

Smoke filled rooms, solar power, and the long shadow of grid parity

November 9, 2010 by Michael Giberson

An rambling complaint surfaced at (slogan: people, planet, profit.) linking a “number of articles questioning the economic viability of solar power [which] recently hit the streets” to “a new, well-oiled regime coming to power in Washington.” We could stop right here to consider that articles questioning the economic...[read more]

Will Solar Prices Fall into Grid Parity?

March 3, 2010 by Robert Rapier

The following is a guest post written by Dan Harding. Dan has written numerous articles on the solar industry, and is a regular contributing author to CalFinder. ---------------------------------- Will Solar Prices Fall into Grid Parity? The Holy solar-speak, it translates roughly to Grid Parity. It is a goal either...[read more]