Are you ready for the renewable energy future?

| January 27, 2020

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Not too long ago, the average person would have laughed at the idea that solar power could be cheaper than gas or coal. The cost of solar energy just keeps dropping – and has been for 40 years. The cost per solar watt was $78 in 1979. Today it is less than 50 cents per solar watt. One reason for this drop in cost is government policies designed to encourage the development and use of solar power and government commitments to reducing emissions. For instance, the UK recently legislated net zero emissions by 2050. Another reason is the improvement in technology which plays a big role in the shift to viable renewable energy.

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