US Utility: Solar power cheaper than gas

One of the ten biggest utilities in the US has announced plans to use more solar power because it is cost-competitive with gas.

Five months ago, one of the country’s ten largest electric utilities told regulators in Minnesota that it needed three new natural gas power plants to handle peak energy demand. This week, the same company’s Colorado division announced plans to use more solar power because it is cost competitive with gas.

Maybe they need a memo to share the news: solar is cheaper than gas. A lot cheaper. Big or small.

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