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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2017, 12:51:24 PM »

Solar power costs will fall by another 60 percent over the next decade giving an already booming market another boost

https://www.reuters.com/article/singapore-energy-solar/solar-costs-to-fall-further-powering-global-demand-irena-idUSL4N1MY2F8

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2017, 05:14:28 PM »

New bottom.

Cheapest electricity on the planet is Mexican solar power at 1.77¢/kWh – record 1¢/kWh coming in 2019, sooner

https://electrek.co/2017/11/16/cheapest-electricity-on-the-planet-mexican-solar-power/
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« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2017, 01:52:15 AM »

If they can scale that beyond domestic needs, there may be an export market to the north.
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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2017, 12:54:44 PM »

The amorphous solar cells are getting better too, still only at 12.5% efficiency but cheaper to make, work with thin-film flexible cells etc.
Probably a good future investment.
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2017, 02:15:08 PM »

>amorphous solar cells are getting better too, still only at 12.5% efficiency but cheaper to make, work with thin-film flexible cells etc

Researchers have created a new type of solar glass that changes from clear to tinted as it heats up and produces electricity. A paper in Nature Communications describing the work claims a solar power conversion efficiency of 11.3%.

https://www.theengineer.co.uk/solar-glass-tinted-electricity/
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« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2017, 05:37:18 PM »

the flip side:

After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels.

https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2017/12/08/ges-12000-job-cuts-highlight-uneasy-shift-to-renewable-energy/
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2017, 05:54:22 PM »

Ten years ago I'd never thought that we would live in a world where we'll never hit peak oil and that there is a real likelihood that fossil fuels will remain in the ground.

From this website it seems like they are big on wind and hydro, but not really solar.  Too bad they put so much effort into gas power.
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