Researchers find solar photovoltaics benefits outweigh costs
Over the past decade, the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays has fallen rapidly. But at the same time, the value of PV power has declined in areas that have installed significant PV generating capacity. Operators of utility-scale PV systems have seen electricity prices drop as more PV generators come online.
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have studied the key costs and benefits associated with solar PV arrays. Nancy Stauffer reports the key findings and implications on whether the time is right to move to solar power.