So We've Reached Grid Parity. What's Ahead?
Now that cities can build solar fields for no more money than coal plants, advances will accelerate.
Proponents of renewable energy have long made the case that although upfront costs might be higher, green is the way to go for a cleaner, more sustainable future. But coal powerplants were cheaper to build, and bean counters often go with whatever's cheaper in the short term.
There was no getting around it: Coal simply cost less. Or at least it use...