A powerful mix of solar and batteries Is beating natural gas

THE COMBINATION OF SOLAR and batteries is becoming more prevalent around the U.S., offsetting the need for the fossil fuels during peak demand. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ JAMES MACDONALD
THE COMBINATION OF SOLAR and batteries is becoming more prevalent around the U.S., offsetting the need for the fossil fuels during peak demand. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ JAMES MACDONALD
NEW YORK - Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the U.S. by two energy sources that, together, are proving to be an unbeatable mix: solar and batteries. In just the latest example, First Solar Inc. won a power contract to supply Arizona’s biggest utility when electricity demand on its system typically…
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