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Solar installations continue to climb as costs have plunged. In the U.S., the price of a rooftop solar photovoltaic system with top-of-the-line capacity fell from a peak of nearly $7 (U.S.) a watt in 2008 to $4 or less in 2013.
Solar installations continue to climb as costs have plunged. In the U.S., the price of a rooftop solar photovoltaic system with top-of-the-line capacity fell from a peak of nearly $7 (U.S.) a watt in 2008 to $4 or less in 2013.
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Energy

Stars are beginning to align for solar

Solar power has long been dismissed as too expensive, unreliable and dependent on uneconomic state subsidies to become anything more than a minor contributor to energy capacity in major markets. But the evidence points to a brightening outlook for the survivors of the solar wars, even as subsidies begin to fade and solar’s share of electricity output remains minuscule.