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A report published in C&EN on October 20' 2014 says that there were no new coal-fired electricity plants in the first half of 2014. Utilities have turned to large solar fields rather than small kW sized rooftop installations. About three quarters of solar installations were utility scale CSPs and PV solar fields. lee points to a recent electricity purchase by Austin Energy, a utility company in Austin, Texas, in which solar-generated electricity was 5 cents per kWh, making solar the utility's cheapest source of electricity.