Clouds Start To Lift From the Solar Sector

Armistead, Thomas F.
April 2014
ENR: Engineering News-Record;4/14/2014, Vol. 273 Issue 15, p27
Trade Publication
The article reports that the drop in the price of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels made the solar-generated electricity competition. Topics discussed include the role of subsidies and tax credits in the growth of the sector, the commercial operation of the 377-megawatt (MW) Ivapah Solar Electric Generating System in Mojave Desert, California and statistics showing that the solar-power market belongs to PV.


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