Cost and prices

Solar could replace 2.73 GW of PacifiCorp coal units, at lower cost

A simple comparison of per-MWh costs for solar versus PacifiCorp’s existing coal-fired generation found that new solar would cost less than the going-forward costs of 11 coal units with a combined 2.73 GW of capacity.

First Solar sees manufacturing hiccups, but bookings remain strong

The thin film PV maker reports difficulties in ramping its new Series 6 product, as well as pressure from module price collapses.

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NextEra expects storage to add half a cent to solar in mid-2020’s

The power giant has made a number of bold statements about the future of solar, wind and batteries, as the company’s development arm reaches a record backlog of renewable energy.

REC Silicon hit by falling demand in Q2

The polysilicon maker has been a casualty of the trade war between the United States and China. Following layoffs, the company expects its plant in Washington to run at only 25% capacity until the trade war is resolved.

Module prices continue to fall

The latest reports from analysts at PV InfoLink and EnergyTrend show prices continuing to fall, though at a slower rate than was immediately seen after China’s 31/5 announcements. High efficiency mono-PERC modules fell to around $0.32/W, while multicrystalline module prices held steady at between $0.26 and $0.29/W.

Halfway into the year, Duke hits South Carolina net metering cap

New solar customers now have the option to sell power at a price far below retail to Duke Energy, in the state with the highest monthly electricity bills in the country.

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Monocrystalline solar prices fall

The latest figures from Taiwanese analytics firm PVInsights shows that prices for monocrystalline solar PV products have fallen sharply in a week-on-week comparison. The price drops for wafers were particularly strong.

Global PV module prices collapse

The predicted fall in global PV module prices appears to have already begun, with PV Insights and EnergyTrend reporting average prices in the $0.27-$0.37 cent per watt range.

Silicon Ranch to supply a massive amount of solar to Georgia co-ops

The Southern developer has signed a deal to sell power to Green Power EMC from another 194 MW-AC of solar projects which it is building in the state.

Falling battery costs to push solar, wind to 50% electricity by 2050

BNEF predicts that solar PV capacity will grow 17-fold, and wind six-fold, by 2050, to account for nearly half of global electricity generation. Investments will reach $11.5 trillion. Cost reductions will drive this charge, particularly in the battery market. Despite this, the electricity sector is still failing to bring CO₂ emissions down to the required levels.

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