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Solar news: January 22, 2021

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In this week’s solar news round-up, we discuss the performance of the renewable energy market in 2020 and a new project in Hawaii which will help the state realize its goal of having 100% renewable energy by 2045. 

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Solar Cost Terminology: Cost Per Watt, $/W and LCOE

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What should you look at to determine if you’re getting a good deal on solar? There are lots of things to pay attention to when deciding on a solar energy system; but two of the most useful metrics for evaluating the cost and value of a solar power offer are price per watt, measured in dollars per watt of energy ($/W), and ‘levelized cost of energy’ (LCOE).

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Is residential electricity price going up or down?

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If you’re considering whether going solar is a worthwhile financial move for your home, there are essentially two factors that you should look at: 1) the costs associated with solar power, and 2) the rates you pay for electricity from your utility. Going solar makes economic sense when solar electricity costs less than grid electricity.

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Solar news: Arizona regulators choose renewables, Hawaii college goes 100% solar

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In this week’s Solar News Roundup, a college in Hawaii looks to become the first 100% renewable campus in the U.S. with solar power, and regulators in Arizona decide to put a hold on new gas plants in favor of cleaner energy sources.

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Solar news: Boston University commits to renewables, Duke Energy acquires REC Solar, three states get 10% of electricity from solar

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Boston University’s bold plan to reach 100 percent renewables in 2018, Duke Energy’s acquisition of commercial solar developer REC Solar, and solar’s increasing share of the electrical grid in three states are the headlines from this week’s Solar News Report.

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Solar news: Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approves new solar programs, solar power costs expected to fall even further, solar securitizations pass $1 billion in 2017

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In this week’s Solar News Roundup, the International Renewable Energy Agency predicts that solar power costs will fall by 60 percent in the next decade, Hawaii sets up two new solar-friendly programs, and total solar securitizations in 2017 pass $1 billion.

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Solar News: New Solar Panel Can Create and Purify Drinking Water, U.S. Named Top Renewable Market

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It was a thrilling week in the solar industry with further technological advances in PV and a few partnerships that turned heads. A new type of solar panel that turns moisture into drinking water, EY’s latest report on the top renewable energy countries and a controversial Florida solar amendment are the big headlines we’re eying from this week’s Solar Energy News report.

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