A recent Popular Mechanics article claimed
In a new report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says solar is now the cheapest form of electricity for utility companies to build. That’s thanks to risk-reducing financial policies around the world, the agency says, and it applies to locations with both the most favorable policies and the easiest access to financing.
I would love for this to be true, but before I use it as an argument, I’d like to see how reliable this source is.
There is an obvious caveat that this is partly due to government incentives which the article clearly mentions.
Is solar the cheapest energy for utility companies to build?