29 Jul '14, 5pm

German #Solar Experience Offers Critical ‘Lessons Learned’ For America @SEIA @MichaelEMann

Benjamin Franklin once said, “half the truth is often a great lie.” Keep that in mind when you read a recent report prepared for our friends at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) about Germany’s experienc e with renewable energy , including solar power. Historic Black Forest farm house in Germany with modern solar panels on large roof. Photo credit: Shutterstock Here’s the gist of the argument made by the energy consulting firm, Finadvice: Germany’s wholesale markets are suffering from “disequilibrium” because of increased consumer costs. The 86-page report is pretty much a hatchet job on renewables. “In conclusion, the lessons learned in Europe prove that the large-scale integration of renewable power does not provide net savings to consumers, but rather a net increase in costs to consumers and other stakeholders,” according to the report. Really? That’s the problem with...

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