13 Apr '18, 8am

The war on solar

The war on solar

Solar costs are continuing to fall. One day, they won’t need subsidy, and that day is coming ever closer. But the urgency to act on climate change, coupled with the opportunity to be a world-leader make every ounce of delay nonsensical. Unfortunately, Earth’s climate can’t wait for so-called market forces, as my friends in Vietnam can attest. As well as bringing the FiT back to a level sufficient to incentivise citizen solar the government needs to be more proactive in assembling the market architecture which will support a large distributed solar network, including long-term solutions for selling and storing excess generation.

Full article: http://neweconomics.org/2018/04/the-war-on-solar/

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