Links Pertaining to the Economic Viability Of Solar Energy:

09/27/01:

A graph demonstrating the growth in worldwide solar production and the decreasing US percentage of that production:

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A graph of info posted on the yahoo APWR board and attributed to Strategies Unlimited on worldwide PV cost trends:

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A graph of info posted on the yahoo APWR board and attributed to Strategies Unlimited about worldwide PV production trends:

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2000:

A European Bank's opinion of Photovoltaics.

National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL), run by the private corporation Bechtel. Hours of reading relating to the economic viability of solar energy and other renewable energies. NREL Links:

www.nrel.gov
NREL Search
Siemens Solar
http://www.nrel.gov/china/pdfs/re_forum/us_re_policy_and_analysis.pdf
(yes, I know, PDF files are a waste of time, but what are you going to do?)

More links and calculations and comments courtesy netizen Alfranco:
Solar Report Part I by Alfranco
Mid-90's beginning of real PV growth.
Cost of buying an entire PV plant.

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