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Solar: Fake Energy Provided by Fake President

Doug3370 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:36 AM
One of the main reasons that Germany is trimming solar subsidies is that the cost of solar has dropped so far and so fast that the subsidies made installing solar unreasonably profitable. If the end user can make solar pay with a small subsidy, there is no point in further subsidy. He'll install it anyway. The article entirely misses the main point of the subsidy reduction: solar is coming into its own. In other words, it's moving from being a hope, to being a reality. The opposite of fake.
bobbit Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 2:20 PM
I get the feeling after reading your posts that you are actually in the solar business. Are you? Because your posts seem like commercials for solar power.
Jay Wye Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 12:47 PM
LOL,"unreasonably profitable".... in that case,people would be LINING UP to install solar,and that is NOT happening. Investors would be pouring their money into solar,and THAT is not happening either.
True Conservative! Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 12:29 PM
Yeah, that's the ticket Doug3370 [is 3370 code for leftist MORON?]! That's why all these solar companies are going bankrupt ... no subsidies are needed and customers are ordering in record numbers ... you represent the complete triumph of hope over reason ... which brands you a leftist drone, willing, useful idiot to your masters!
Terry2927 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:49 AM
Doug--All these solar companies going bankrupt and people in the "green jobs" losing them is a success? Fascinating.
John in OK Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:44 AM
I don't think so, Doug. One of the big reasons for the subsidy reduction is that they're reaching the point of saturation in the market. You can only get so many people to buy a given widget without government forcing them to do it whether they want it or not. That's also a major contributor to the bankruptcies over here--only the rich liberals can actually afford it, and there's only so many of them.

Until solar doesn't have to have backup power available for cloudy days and night-time, it's not going to be a reality, no matter how many Greenies wish it to be so.
Zircon Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 12:05 PM
You are right on, John. Storage is the issue. Until the greens develop storage solutions neither solar nor wind will be practical in any big way because of the need to provide duplicate (and therefore expensive) backup power sources. Of course this duplication of power is not figured into the current cost of solar or wind, except when it comes time to pay your utility bill.
James____Tx Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 10:44 AM
That sounds interesting. Do you have a reference for your statement? I'd like to research that further.

This is the year that the fake energy provided by our fake president finally collide and go boom.

So, get ready for a new round of green bankruptcies, as Europe trims back subsidies for solar companies and taxpayers lose their appetite for subsidizing green power.

“The mini-bubble resulting from the rush to cash in on solar subsidies in European and U.S. markets is ending, as feed-in tariffs drop in Europe while loan guarantee and tax credit programs tighten up in the U.S.,” says a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch according to

Germany is dialing back...

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