U.S. solar power will eclipse wind power in 2013, according to Duke Energy

first_imgA lessening of the number of wind projects combined with a decrease in prices on solar panels will help spur the change, Wolf said. Although the U.S. may install three to four GW of wind turbines this year, he said solar projects will exceed that after solar panel prices fell more than 60 percent in the past two year. 2.5.2013 By chloecox – Twitter Facebook Twitter Voith Hydro supplying pumped storage equipment to pair with Idaho combined solar-wind project Linkedin Previous articleHanford nuclear waste treatment site panned in GAO reportNext articleClean coal pilot plant planned for Oklahoma chloecox Although a production tax credit was extended for a year on Jan. 1, uncertainty about whether the credit would be extended caused developers to finish many wind power projects by the end of 2012 without planning new ones. The credit extension, however, only requires that significant construction progress be made rather than the project be completed. No posts to display Facebookcenter_img TAGSDuke U.S. solar power will eclipse wind power in 2013, according to Duke Energy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR RenewablesNew ProjectsSolarWind Linkedin Read more renewable energy news According to Bloomberg, the U.S. installed around 3.2 GW of solar power last year and may reach 3.9 GW this year. Renewable project management firm Bradley acquired by Bureau Veritas Avista considering RNG on way to net-zero carbon goals Gregory Wolf, president of Duke Energy Renewables, said the U.S. will add more solar power than wind power in 2013 for the first time, according to Bloomberg.last_img read more