The price of PV systems is now so low that they are largely competitive with offshore wind farms. According to a counselor from the International Energy Agency, the politicians should therefore reassess Denmark’s solar ambitions, writes Sanne Wittrup on ing.dk 6 March 2015.
PV has during the last four to five years dropped so sharply in price that the price of solar power today can match the price of power from offshore wind farms.
The sharp decline in prices is documented by several international reports, like a new experiences from a green procurement in the UK revealed prices for solar power as low as 51 kr. kWh.
“It should be the starting signal for politicians to taking the PV technology seriously, so that they now establish some long-term goals for the technology – instead of constantly trying to trip over it,” said Peter Ahm, Adviser to the International Energy Agency (IEA) to ing.dk.
Professor in Energy Systems, Brian Vad Mathiesen, from Aalborg University also believes that the low price of photovoltaic should cause us to increase our solar ambitions in Denmark, for the sake of the entire energy system.
Source: Wittrup, Susanne; Solcelleanlæg leverer næsten lige så billig strøm som havmølleparker, 6 March 2015.