The Final Battle
Why Solar Power Spells Doom for Conventional Baseload Power Plants
Volker Quaschning discusses in this article why already today solar energy is hurting the traditional business model of coal and nuclear power plants. He argues that the traditional utilities lobby is fighting a final battle. They might be able to delay further investments in photovoltaics and other renewable energy. But as costs for solar energy are dropping further, it is too late to stop it altogether.
Volker Quaschning is spokesperson for the Renewable Energy Department at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin (HTW Berlin). He is the author of several successful industry books.
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The original article was published in German.