FORECAST: BRIGHT AND BREEZY
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.