Solar PV Cell Cost Has Decreased an Incredible 99% Since 1977

October 8, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In June 1979 President Jimmy Carter made a huge investment by installing 32 solar panels on the White House roof. At the time, the price of photovoltaic cells hovered close to $40/watt. Seven years later Regan took the panels off again, and when President Obama put the White House back on the solar track just a few months ago, the price of solar PV cells had dropped to $0.74/watt . The difference amounts to an overall trend that has not only brought solar to grid parity in some parts of the country, but slashed the price of solar PV cells by 99 percent since 1977. Read the rest of Solar PV Cell Cost Has Decreased an Incredible 99% Since 1977 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , bloomberg new energy finance , green energy , grid parity , photovoltaic , renewable energy , solar cell price , solar cost , solar panel , solar parity , solar price , solar pv        

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Solar PV Cell Cost Has Decreased an Incredible 99% Since 1977

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