Grid Parity is Like an Object in the Mirror


That is to say: ‘closer than it appears.’

Incentives for the residential California solar market are down to $0.35/W (down from $4.50), or about 4% of the average reported cost of a system.

June set a new record for the largest amount of new installations since the program began.

Grid parity–when solar can generate electricity at the same price as or lower than retail rates– is not something way off in the future. It’s more or less now.

Play around with the stats here.

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Walter’s contributions to CleanTechies over the past 4 years have been instrumental in growing the publications social media channels via his ongoing editorial and data driven strategies. He is the founder and managing director of Sunflower Tax, a renewable energy tax and finance consultancy based in San Diego, California. Active in the San Diego clean technology community, participating in events sponsored by CleanTech San Diego, EcoTopics, and Cleantech Open San Diego, Walter has also been a presenter at numerous California Center for Sustainability (CCSE) programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he teaches a course on energy taxation and policy.

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