A bright future with Building Integrated Photovoltaics
The generation costs of PV electricity from gridconnected systems are currently relatively expensive compared to traditional networks. By 2010-2015, however, these costs will have been halved and, by 2030, generation costs will be less than the current household electricity price. After 2030, costs will decrease further aided by breakthrough technology.
While fossil fuels are being exhausted at an alarming pace, global energy consumption continues to increase. The solution, however, has always been around. We only need to connect our grid to the sun.
Competitiveness between electricity generation cost for PV and utility prices
The cost of solar power is decreasing as industry reduces its cost and installation becomes more common and efficient. In southern Europe, the cost of solar power will soon approach end customer retail power price without subsidies.
source: EPIA, Towards an Effective Industrial Policy for PV