Why build fossil fuel powered facilities when solar is cheaper?    I will keep this one short and sweet, let the money do the talking.  Solar is on the verge of breaking out as cost drops below other energy sources and construction time is considerably shorter.   Utility scale storage is just around the corner and when the price point drops another 50 – 60% the transition to clean energy will be complete.  The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.