Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Will Nichols
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Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

The day when electricity from solar panels and wind turbines is a cheap as standard grid generation is getting ever closer, new analysis has revealed. While the wind and sun are nominally free, the...

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