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Solar power needs a more ambitious cost target

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Solar power is increasingly economical, but its value to the grid decreases as its penetration grows, and existing technologies may not remain competitive. We propose a mid-century cost target of US$0.25 per W and encourage the industry to invest in new technologies and deployment models to meet it.

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  1. Varun Sivaram is at the Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F Street NW, Washington DC 20006, USA.

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  2. Shayle Kann is at GTM Research, 2 Liberty Square, Floor 2, Boston, Massachusetts 02109, USA.

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