First off and wholly 139GW solar explosion on US grid. Yes folks, according to reports from Renew Economy, the United States sits on the precipice of what is going to be a monumental solar boom. Furthermore, it’s set to play out over the next five years. That’s since developers in the country having applied to build 139GW worth of large-scale solar projects. That’s as of the end of 2018.
Announced at the start of 2019, pv magazine revealed that there was over 139GW solar worth of projects that had applied for interconnection with six separate US grid operators by the end of December 2018 spread out across the country’s Northeast and Midwest, as well as California and Texas.
As I’ve written before, solar has gone from being an expensive rarity to a common sight. That’s on rooftops in many places across the country. As a result, homeowners have switched from asking if solar is actually worth. For now it’s how much does it cost?
Unfortunately, determining how much solar would actually cost for your home isn’t simple. To give homeowners a better idea of true prices out there, Green Living Guy decided to do some research!
First off, why is determining the cost of solar so difficult? There are several reasons for this:
1) Not all homes use the same amount of energy – this can even be true of homes that are right next to each other.
2) Different homes have different roof angles and receive different amounts of sun.
3) Rebates and incentives change from state to state, and even utility to utility.
4) Installers don’t tend to publish their prices, and pricing can vary widely from one installer to another for the same panels.
5) Prices have been dropping rapidly for the past ten years, making price studies from only a few years back completely inaccurate.
In conclusion plus comparison and according to global energy research company Wood Mackenzie. So don’t take my word for it. The United States today could only boast 34GW worth of large-scale solar by the end of the third quarter of 2018. However, expect projects increasing rapidly across the Country.
Finally and for the entire story on Renew Economy