Polaris solar PV net news: it is often for wind power and PV costs compared with conventional energy sources, compared to the cost of wind power and photovoltaic itself is the kind of situation? According to Bloomberg new energy finance, including China, India, and Brazil, in 58 developing countries survey, as of third quarter of 2016, investment in solar photovoltaic projects in these countries the average asking price is $1.65/w, while wind power project investment offer for an average of $1.66/w. Solar investment cost only a wind twice times 5 years ago, is now just below the wind for the first time, it is a historical leap.
Of course, the above data statistics in 58 developing countries, but only for investment investment cost per watt. If you look at the whole life-cycle cost (LCOE), wind power equipment utilization rate is generally higher than solar, wind power cost is still lower than the PV. For example in the United States, the current wind turbine cost range 3.2-6.2 cents/kWh LCOE, while large terrestrial PV LCOE costs range from 4.9-6.1 cents/kWh.
Original title: 2016 solar investment cost of developing countries for the first time below the wind!