Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Advances on the Solar Energy Front

David Eves, CEO of the Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc., is quoted as follows:

He also said this round of bidding is the first time the utility has seen solar projects that are cost-competitive with natural gas-generated power.

“This is the first time that we’ve seen, purely on a price basis, that the solar projects made the cut — without considering carbon costs or the need to comply with a renewable energy standard — strictly on an economic basis,” Eves said.