Moore’s law doesn’t apply to renewables

Positive feedback loops won’t propel wind and solar down the cost curve indefinitely, study warns

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Spectacular cost reductions in wind and solar technologies over the last decade underpinned enthusiastic predictions of renewables devouring fossil fuel market share at an ever-accelerating pace through 2030 and beyond. But the factors required to achieve sustained cost reductions as expressed in Moore’s law do not all apply to energy technologies, acco…

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