Solar and wind are not competitive everywhere

In Short

Solar and wind power plants are starting to outprice coal or natural gas, at least for new installations in sunny or windy areas.

A Few Details

For most areas, solar and wind energies need subsidies to compete with fossil fuels and cover the costs of:
-expensive land near cities;
-electrical connection to bring back the energy from remote deserts to end-users;
-solutions for electricity storage to cover gaps of idle wind or winter darkness;
-expensive raw materials and mining permits.

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