How do you reach grid parity?

‘Grid parity’ will have been reached when the cost of renewable electricity generation becomes equal to or less than the cost of electricity from traditional energy sources, specifically fossil fuels.

What is grid parity solar?

Grid parity is the point where the cost of alternative energy (such as solar or wind) is equal to or less expensive than conventional forms of energy such as fossil fuels.

What is grid price parity?

Grid parity (or socket parity) occurs when an alternative energy source can generate power at a levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) that is less than or equal to the price of power from the electricity grid. The term is most commonly used when discussing renewable energy sources, notably solar power and wind power.

How common is grid parity?

A 2015 study by Deutsche Bank predicts solar energy will be at grid parity in up to 80 percent of the world by the end of 2017.

Is Solar at grid parity?

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), solar and wind power have already reached grid parity in a number of European countries, China, and the State of California (PV Magazine).

What is a grid parity project?

A global milestone for clean energy generation. Achieving ‘grid parity’ with a photovoltaic installation means solar energy becoming cheaper than electricity traded on the grid. It means solar energy being commercially viable without any subsidies or state support.

What is cost parity?

Cost parity means matching prices. A company has achieved cost parity with another if it charges the same price for the same product or service. Cost parity frequently refers to the goal of matching prices with the market leader, which is the company that dominates the market for the same type of product or service.

What does subsidy free mean?

At its simplest, subsidy-free means deployment without government-mandated support in the form of the types of scheme mentioned above. So, for example, without a FiT or CfD. So there will be no state subsidies in terms of price stabilisation or anything.”

Is CfD a subsidy?

A CfD is a contract, and its price level set by an auction is a market price, and definitely not a subsidy.