The Facts

  • Capital and project development costs are falling
    • PV project costs are forecast to drop by more than 50% by 2025- from the current range of $300 - $410 per megawatt–hour (MWh) to a range of $146 - $200 per MWh.
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    • Already, the cost of solar PV and solar thermal is market competitive at peak demand times.
  • Despite a weak global economy, markets have grown rapidly in response to higher demand.
    • The PV sector installed 62 megawatts-peak (MWp) in new annual capacity in 2009, up almost ninefold over 2008.
    • From 2000 to 2009, solar thermal expanded at a compound annual growth rate of 20%, to about 260 megawatts thermal (MWth) from 20 MWth.
  • The industry is creating new, high technology jobs.
  • Approx. 3,000 jobs have been created to date, by 2025 the industry expects to support more than 35,000 jobs.
   
"In America today you can murder land for private profit. You can leave the corpse for all to see, and nobody calls the cops." - Paul Brooks, The Pursuit of Wilderness, 1971
   

30 years in biz

   
"Every day 50 to 100 species of plants and animals become extinct as their habitat and human influences destroy them."
   
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