Polaris solar PV net news: United States introduction of Sunshot planning as the Obama administration energy in 2011, the falling cost of solar photovoltaic 2020-2030 gives a clear objective.
Residents distributed PV: 2010 full levelized costs of up to 42 cents/kWh, by 2016 has dropped to 16 cents per kilowatt hour, but are still quite expensive. By 2020, the cost can be reduced to 9 cents/kWh in 2030, further reduced to 5 cents a kilowatt hour.
Commercial distributed PV: 2010 full stabilization will cost 34 cents per kWh, by 2016 13 cents/kWh. By 2020, the cost can be reduced to 7 cents/kWh in 2030, further reduced to 4 cents a kilowatt-hour.
Large terrestrial PV: 2010 full stabilization costs 27 cents/kWh by 2016, 7 cents/kWh. By 2020, the cost could be reduced to 6 cents/kWh in 2030, further reduced to 3 cents a kilowatt hour. In areas with good light conditions, 2030 solar costs as low as 2 cents per kilowatt hour.
Of course above all is that this is the current United States Government planning, renewable energy has always been skeptical of Trump came to be on the cost of PV to Phoenix a negative impact? Should not, because the cost of PV is a global trend of declining, does not depend on the United States Government’s policy. And, Trump is a “Merchant”, when he saw the solar photovoltaic market, not only green, but also can be profitable, he may switch to support PV.
Original title: United States (current) energy in 2030 PV cost objective: 3 cents per kWh!