Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete

Giles Parkinson: As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it’s used. Centralised, coal-fired power is over. Last week, for the first time in memory, the wholesale price of electricity in Queensland fell into negative territory – in the middle of the day.

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