Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets

January 2, 2015 by  
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While renewable energy has been getting more affordable for residential installations, that has not always been the case on a commercial scale. For years, the solar and wind industries were unable to produce and convert their power at a cost equal to coal and natural gas , according to the New York Times. Fortunately, the cost of providing renewably-generated electricity to consumers has dropped drastically over the last five years and now, in some markets, it is cheaper than coal or natural gas. Still, cost hasn’t been the only obstacle for renewable energy, but that could be changing. Read the rest of Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , alternative energy , cost of fossil fuel energy , cost of renewable energy , green energy , hydroelectric , new england renewable energy , renewable energy , renewable energy cost , renewable energy vs fossil fuel , solar farms , Solar Power , solar power vs fossil fuels , Wind Farms , wind vs fossil fuels

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Solar and wind power are now cheaper than coal or natural gas in some markets

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