Gas prices could be key in bringing down power costs in California.
According to the Sierra Club, the average price for solar energy cou광주안마ld decrease 15% to 30%, depending on the region where it’s installed.
In the western half of the state the price drop could mean there’s an « electric boom. »
« It may be a big enough boom that when solar is used as the main power source it can provide about a quarter of all grid generation, » said Josh Willis, who runs solar consulting firm Solar Market Intelligence.
« But the second and third, fourth and fifth, maybe half of all renewable generation will be coming from renewables because that’s where those customers would be, » he added.
But the electricity boom could come at an expense.
Willis says that as the utility grid grows it실시간 카지노s efficiency, its overall cost to buy energy will decrease, which could make solar power a cheaper way to get electricity.
And then of course there’s the big question: How much money would a « boom » generate?
Well at $20 billion a megawatt, it wouldn’t exactly be cheap, but there are some options.
For one, when you compare it with California’s own renewables portfolio, « I would think you need a lot more than that in order for it to be profitable, » he said.
Plus, it could mean more cost-controlled storage storage, which will allow for some degree of control.
« You can’t just build the entire storage system, and then say, ‘Well I’m going to just use every single one of those storage systems,’ » Willis said.
What about the ot가평출장샵her big part of utility power’s portfolio?
« Solar has always been a huge part of that, which is not only the generation from it, but how it’s got the rest of the system, » he said.
He says that California hasn’t seen a major surge in solar since California was first electrified in the 1920s, because all of the grid has a very hard time generating at rates as high as the peak demand of solar in those times.
But that could change.
« We have lots of opportunities to increase the number of solar homes on the grid as the sun is shining, but that’s not going to happen overnight, » Willis said.
In particular, experts say that California could be entering a new solar era.
« There have been all kinds of big solar investments over the last decade-and-a-half in Californi