Solar power at a tipping point - now cheaper than nuclear
A new study from Duke University concludes that, “solar photovoltaics have joined the ranks of lower-cost alternatives to new nuclear plants.”
The study by economist John Blackburn, Solar and Nuclear Costs - the historic crossover [pdf], looks at North Carolina as a case example where electricity from new solar installations is now chepaer than electricty from new nuclear plants.
Blackburn does not mince words with the significance of this finding saying that,
"This new development has profound implications for North Carolina’s energy and economic future. Each and every stakeholder in North Carolina’s energy sector — citizens, elected officials, solar power installers and manufacturers, and electric utilities — should recognize this watershed moment."
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