How solar energy got so cheap, and why it’s not everywhere (yet)

af | 16. januar 2021 | Vedvarende energi

​A lot speaks for solar energy. It’s clean, renewable – and now even cheaper than energy from fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Sounds pretty great, right? But it only makes up a tiny bit of global electricity production. Why don’t we use a lot more of it yet?


Cost of solar:

Solar and wind in global electricity production:

The duck curve:

Growth of solar energy:

DW Planet A