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Cheapest Solar Ever: Austin Energy Gets 1.2 Gigawatts of Solar Bids for Less Than 4 Cents

July 2, 2015 by Stephen Lacey
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Solar Cost Reduction Efforts

A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas. The city's utility, Austin Energy, just released new data on developer bids for PV projects as part of a 600-megawatt procurement. The numbers show how far solar prices have come down over the last year -- and will continue to drop.[read more]

Making Solar Energy's Future Even Brighter

October 2, 2014 by Dan Liggett
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Solar's Future

Due to drastically decreasing costs, amazing advancements in technology, and greatly increased awareness of the need to convert to renewable energy sources, the solar power industry is poised for an unprecedented surge in the marketplace.[read more]

Trimming Solar Balance-of-System Costs With Electronics and Racking

April 28, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Trimming Solar Costs

The solar balance-of-system and racking sector is under intense pressure to reduce costs -- but it won't actually be all that easy. Cutting the costs of racking will be a little too much like bleeding a stone. One key is incorporating electrical components.[read more]

It's Still Hard To Get A Grip On Solar Energy's "Soft Costs"

December 7, 2013 by Tina Casey
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Solar Soft Costs

The last time we checked, solar cell hardware accounted for only half the cost of a typical solar installation. Well, that’s nothing. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has come out with two new studies demonstrating that non-hardware “soft costs” now account for a whopping 64% of the total.[read more]