Big solar now eclipsing small-scale installations

 By Nichola Groom, Reuters, Published by The Toledo Blade 

Mojave desert solar array at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Mojave desert solar array at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Many trace the tipping point for utility-scale solar to a 2014 announcement by Austin Energy that it would buy power from a new 150 megawatt solar plant — enough to light and cool 30,000 homes — for 5 cents a kilowatt hour. At the time, it was a record low price for solar power. Since then, projects have brought the price below 4 cents a kWh. Read more.

Image Credit: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)