The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Real-Money Stock Picks / Messed-Up Expectations Portfolio


Subject:  Re: PWER down 9.3% yesterday Date:  3/7/2011  6:09 PM
Author:  TMFGebinr Number:  264 of 1287

Oh, and if you want power after sundown, today's parity prices certainly don't include storage for those needs.

Hi W.D.,

I think it depends on if you are on the grid or not. If you're on the grid, then parity = grid price. Use the grid when the panels aren't working or providing enough (e.g. night time). If you're completely off the grid, then, sure, storage costs have to be added. I believe it's the former situation that most discussion about grid parity assumes.

Thanks for the link to Ha's interview. I wish him luck.

Copyright 1996-2022 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us