Solar and nuclear power now cost about the same to generate, at least in North Carolina. That’s according to a study conducted by NC WARN, a nonprofit focusing on climate protection. The group’s new report finds that solar and nuclear power production costs are at about 16 cents per kilowatt hour.
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Jim Warren was interviewed on NC Now – a program broadcast statewide on public television, UNC-TV – on NC WARN’s current focus to increase energy efficiency and adopt renewable energy sources in North Carolina.
Solar photovoltaic system costs have fallen steadily for decades. They are projected to fall even farther over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, projected costs for construction of new nuclear plants have risen steadily over the last decade, and they continue to rise, said a report on behalf of NC Warn …
In a “historic crossover,” the costs of solar photovoltaic systems have declined to the point where they are lower than the rising projected costs of new nuclear plants.
NC WARN issued a report this morning that contends that electricity from solar power already is cheaper than electricity generated by new nuclear and will be cheaper still in the future.
Developers, contractors and renewable-energy advocates see Duke Energy Carolinas putting the squeeze on the local solar industry.
A record 10,010 megawatts of new wind capacity was installed in the United States last year, according to an industry group’s report.
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North Carolina House Bill 245, the Energy Freedom Act, would open up North Carolina electricity markets to third party (“no money down”) sales of electricity, but Duke Energy is lobbying furiously to protect its monopoly control over North Carolina.