Will solar energy ever be a viable alternative to traditional power?

Date: January 2014
Publication: ECN Magazine

An ECN reader wanted to know if solar energy will ever be a viable alternative to traditional power. And IEEE Smart Grid Expert Steven Collier happily responded. Collier noted a key argument that has plagued the solar industry for years: it’s too expensive. However, with government grants, tax credits and other incentives, solar has proved its viability. While solar provides the ideal energy resource for billions of people without access to a traditional power gird, it’s a highly attractive resource that’s sustainable, clean, reliable and independent of the grid. Read more

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