Cheap in long run
In regard to the critical letters on April 29 concerning the cost of solar electricity (“Solar subsidies,” “Need some numbers”):
When you consider that solar modules rarely stop working prior to their 40-year actual life expectancy, the cost per kWh is closer to 5 cents per kWh. So, can we please have the conversation based on real, current cost numbers? Why people want to get their knickers in a twist over the cost of job-creating, pollution-free solar power is just beyond my comprehension.
Try doing the math on the cost of solar electricity when used to power electric vehicles. Hint: it’s about a buck per gallon equivalent. Reducing my transportation costs by 70 percent and getting powered by the sun is somehow a bad thing?