Germany's RE Fiasco
..To the contrary, the government’s support mechanisms have in many respects subverted these incentives, resulting in massive expenditures that show little long-term promise for stimulating the economy, protecting the environment, or increasing energy security...
You might think that is some kind of US headline - but no. It is about the much hyped "green revolution" - in Germany. Just show what can happen when the government gets involved.
The problem I see both in that case and in the US is that stupid projects and over-hype will give all solar a bad name. As other examples, there are showpiece projects in Spain and in the NE USA where the cost came out to $20 to $30 million per megawatt. Not good publicity for solar.
Long report (PDF) is available here.
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