Solar Subsidized Making it

Solar Subsidized Making it

Subsidized Solar -Who’s making money???

Is our government subsidizing far beyond what is reasonable? The article at solstice-blog by Christie Young adds some light to this discussion.

It’s time to address the elephant in the room: government subsidies for solar energy.

It’s a common belief that solar energy isn’t viable without them. Some even argue that the government shouldn’t incentivize solar at all. When compared to fossil fuels, they say, the numbers don’t add up, and funding solar projects is a waste of money.

But there’s a lot more to the story.

Subsidizing fossile vs Solar

Subsidizes

Subsidizes fossil vs solar

She ends the article wit this note:

With the breakneck progress of renewable technologies, critics’ arguments are disappearing by the day: the world just got its first un-subsidized solar farm, financed entirely with private equity, in the UK. The project was able to achieve this by locating itself next to an existing solar farm, (which lowered its infrastructure costs), but it represents a major milestone in the solar industry’s quest for competitive renewable energy. As solar panel and energy storage costs continue to plummet, it’ll only be a matter of time until un-subsidized clean energy is the norm.

A very good milestone. Because many of us are tired of supporting Solar City and others getting rich on government subsidizes.  Especially how Obama admin doled money out everywhere.

Price falling as industry scales.

Price to customer vs subsidies

Price to customer vs subsidies

Its good to see the cost reduction to the end user. But is it Smoke and Mirrors. It is time to address the elephant in the room: government subsidies for solar energy. Here in Nevada we got our road threw the desert and its a beautiful road called the USA Parkway. Thank you America.