Originally launched in 2011, SunShot has marched steadily towards its 2020 goal of making solar electricity $0.06 per kilowatt-hour. And according to a recent update by the Obama Administration and Department of Energy, the program is 60% of the way there – well ahead of schedule.
In a statement issued last week, officials indicated that, “the average price for a utility-scale PV project has dropped from about $0.21 per kilowatt-hour in 2010 to $0.11 per kilowatt-hour at the end of 2013.”
So how do solar power companies in San Diego figure into this mix?
Along with our counterparts across the great state of California, companies like Sunline Energy have helped push solar adoption at the residential, commercial, and utility level.
- We’ve educated consumers.
- We’ve installed countless kilowatts of solar capacity.
- And we’ve helped to create unprecedented demand for cleaner and more sustainable forms of power generation.
In fact, California has led the charge nationwide, helping to raise the bar in environmentalism and solar installations. In 2014 alone, the solar industry is expected to employ a whopping 50,000 green professionals. And this at a time when many sectors of the economy are still feeling the devastating effects of the 2008 economic crisis.
We Couldn’t Have Done This Without You – Of Course
It hasn’t all been roses. Solyndra will forever be a black mark on the solar industry. And environmental critics are quick to cite this unfortunate catastrophe as proof positive that solar is a losing proposition.
But for every Solyndra fiasco out there, there are tens of thousands of success stories – most of which don’t get the press they deserve. In 2012 alone, more than 83,000 residential solar installations went online.
So it’s refreshing to read about major solar power victories – like how the DoE’s SunShot program is ahead of schedule.
Naturally, we’re proud to have played our small role in SunShot’s success. But we couldn’t have gotten here without your help and support.
You guys are the fuel powering our country’s transition to a cleaner and more sustainable economy.
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