FORE­CAST: BRIGHT AND BREEZY

Forbes - - STRATEGIES -

over the past decade, the cost of gen­er­at­ing elec­tric­ity has (mostly) gone down, and the mar­ket has been slow to shift to al­ter­na­tive means of pro­duc­tion. is it fi­nally primed to catch up? The fed­eral bureau of la­bor sta­tis­tics, gaz­ing into its diesel-pow­ered crys­tal ball, projects that wind and so­lar tech­ni­cians will be the two fastest­grow­ing oc­cu­pa­tions na­tion­wide come 2026, with so­lar jobs grow­ing by 105% and wind by 96%. Here’s what’s cur­rently re­quired to pro­duce one megawatt hour of a given en­ergy source. How much far­ther might costs fall? The an­swer is blowin’ in . . . well, you know.

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