TITLE

Cost of Solar Energy Plummets

AUTHOR(S)
Chiras, Dan
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Mother Earth News;Apr/May2012, Issue 251, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the prices of environmental friendly solar energy. While the prices of conventional fuels is rising, the price of solar power is continuing to fall. In last two years, the cost of a residential solar power system has dropped to 40 percent in U.S. Solar electricity and other renewable energy forms are good for the environment as they can face climate change. But they need instant funds to save money over time.
ACCESSION #
73365271

 

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