12 Apr '12, 1pm

New Solar Finance Models Set to Replace Government Funding, Report Says

This article implies that the German solar tariff program is government-funded. This is incorrect. The German solar tariff program is not funded by the government, i.e., by tax payers. The higher costs of PV electricity are paid in Germany by electricity customers. Unlike government subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear energy, which are basically paid by all tax payers, the German renewable energy subsidies are paid by electricity customers. The more electricity these customers use – and the more environmental impact they cause – the more they subsidize renewable energy. The reasons for the recent tariff cuts in Germany – beyond the annually planned cuts based on cost reductions – are political and technical. Some political parties jumped on sporadic customer complaints about higher electricity cost and the electrical grid is running into capacity problems during peak su...

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