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Solar: When Will It Achieve Grid-Parity?

July 27th, 2009 | by Fred Etcheverry

Exciting developments are occurring in solar PV (photovoltaic) power generation. New technologies are improving manufacturing processes. Thin-film and organic (plastic) films promise to reduce PV power cost. Solar “grid parity,” the time when solar power will cost the same as fossil fuel power, is coming soon.

Solar Thermal:The Other Solar Energy

February 17th, 2009 | by Fred Etcheverry

The European Union is investigating connecting a smart grid to solar thermal generators in Egypt and the Mediterranean. Mexico is also investigating solar thermal. Test plants have been built in Spain, California and Colorado

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