How do Australian solar prices stack up?

Australia has not only caught the US in terms of low solar prices, but raced ahead. But we're still behind Germany and further cost reductions will be harder to realise.

About a year ago a study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US caught my eye because it showed that the price US consumers pay for solar PV per kilowatt in 2011 was substantially more than in Australia. The amazing thing was that they weren’t paying just a little bit more, they were paying about a third more, roughly $1500 more per kilowatt. 


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