太阳能价格革命

波茨坦—一场静悄悄的革命正在进行中。11月,迪拜宣布将建设一个太阳能工场,以不到每千瓦时0.06美元的价格发电,低于其他投资选择——天然气或煤电的成本。

该发电厂——预计将于2017年投入运营——是未来可再生能源扼杀传统化石燃料的又一先遣队。事实上,几乎每个星期都会有大型新太阳能发电厂要兴建的消息。光是在2月,就有尼日利亚 (1,000百万瓦)澳大利亚(2,000百万瓦)和印度(10,000百万瓦)等新项目公布。

毫无疑问,这些发展趋势有利于遏制气候变化。但驱动这些投资的主要考虑因素是利润而不是环境,因为能源分销和储藏(如有必要)效率的提高降低了生产可再生能源的成本。

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