For those who can’t get enough of solar information (I have), here’s another solar study from research firm Clean Edge and green-economy organization Co-op America.
The study finds, among others, that solar photovoltaic prices are projected to decline from an average 15-32 cents kWh today to 8-18 cents kWh in 2015, and to 4-8 cents kWh by 2025.
Also, here are several recent solar investment news that are already clogging my drafts.
- Helio Micro Utility launched its Green Energy Plan where consumers in California can pay only for solar electric power – not panels – at pricing below the company’s electric rates.
- IBM and Tokyo Ohka Kogyo will jointly develop lower-cost processes, materials, and equipment for the production of copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar cell modules.
- Intel forms SpectraWatt Inc., which will manufacture and supply photovoltaic cells to solar module makers.
- SkyPoint Solar was formed and launched by several industry executives. The company will focus on thin film solar panel manufacture.
- Evolution Solar plans to acquire a Hongkong-based solar company specializing in R&D and procurement.
- MIT students developed a prototype solar dish that could be the most cost-efficient solar power system in the world.
- Florida Power & Light Company plans to build the world’s largest photovoltaic solar plant and the first solar thermal hybrid energy center.
- zouk Solar Opportunities Ltd. was launched last week which will develop and own a portfolio of solar power projects in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
- SVTC Technologies partners with Roth & Rau for development and manufacturing of silicon wafer solar cell.
- REC secured a $300m supply contract of mono-crystalline silicon wafers with Suniva.