The price of solar photovoltaic energy in the United States has come down in the past 10 years, but it’s still way too expensive for most people—about 30 cents per kilowatt hour. Electricity on average in the U.S. is about 10 cents per kilowatt-hour (residential is about 12 cents, on average).

In China, where a boom in solar panel construction is starting, the kilowatt-hour price of electricity from solar power “has fallen from roughly 59 cents a kilowatt hour to 16 cents, according to The [New York] Times’s bureau chief here, Keith Bradsher,” writes Thomas L. Friedman. See this link.

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