P[hoto]V[oltaic]-rex hatches

We don??? t deserve this, but there???s now a partial answer. We now have definite predictions from the PV solar industry that grid parity will be reached within the next 5 years.

  • Mark M. Little, the global research director for GE :15c a kw/hr in 3-5 years.
  • Rob Gillette, the CEO of First Solar: 10-12c per kw/hr in California in 2014.
  • Thomas Dinwoodie, founder of SunPower Corp.: solar already competitive with gas and coal.
  • More on the same lines from McKinsey.

Not sure that birth of a dinosaur is an appropriate analogy, but maybe there’s something I missed.