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Renewable Technologies

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Most renewable technologies, in particular solar energy, today, are unable to compete on a cost basis with traditional forms of power generation..

A SQUARE :: 19Mar09 Renewable Technologies
Category Alternative Energy
Faculty Stephan Truffer
Expertise Alternative Energy
Author Sona Blessing
Faculty Name
Most alternative energy producers are impacted to a lesser degree, as their margins tend to remain stable as energy is sold under regulated regimes.
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