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Germany, China, lowest cost #Solar power, creating a positive feedback loop of more installations. #GreenJobs #Energy

Germany, China, lowest cost #Solar power, creating a positive feedback loop of more installations. #GreenJobs #Energy

But what do policymakers do to ensure the top players are located in their country? Which public sector strategies are successfully supporting local industries? World Resources Institute (WRI) previewed early research on the sidelines of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development that suggests policymakers do play a critical role in ensuring the private sector builds a robust solar industry. Working with partner research institutions in Japan, Germany, China, and India, WRI is exploring not just who is drawing the most investment (the US and China) or has deployed the largest amount of solar PV (Germany), but who has the largest industries and the lowest domestic costs for solar PV. Public sector goals for solar PV development include supporting the success of the industry, enabling the related economic development benefits, and lowering the cost of solar energy. Pol...

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