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So "grid parity" is an illusory target, in a sense, because it is a moving target.

A lot depends on pricing structure for consumers.

If business/industrial electricity prices are fixed and predictable, then grid parity is the threshold where self-consumption becomes attractive. This is surely going to be a big deal in solar.

On the other hand, I wonder if there are industries which are able to make money consuming cheap power on an irregular basis? As a power sink when renewables drive spot prices negative, for example?

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by eurogreen on Mon Mar 25th, 2013 at 12:29:35 PM EST

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