The zero interest rate policy of the EU, combined with financing mechanisms contributed towards cost reductions and spurred investments.
Without solar energy, we will not be able to transition to a net-zero economy nor succeed in an energy transition.
Solar PV is the cheapest source of energy to date. But how low are the costs of solar actually and what do you know about them?
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Levelized costs of energy (LCOE) are an excellent metric for an initial assessment of whether a future power installation is feasible or not.
We see that hydrogen is becoming more competitive, especially as LCOEs for solar PV and wind energy are decreasing.
Hydropower remains one of the least-expensive energy sources. This remains true even despite recent cost increases.
The global weighted average LCOE for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) fell an astonishing 82% between 2010 and 2019.