Global Solar PV Installations Grew 34% In 2015

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    Global Solar PV Installations Grew 34% In 2015

    Global Solar PV Installations Grew 34% In 2015
    January 22nd, 2016 by Joshua S Hill
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    For something that suppose to be such a failure, it sure kicks some ass.
     
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    People sure like to install stuff that will never pay for itself.
    Are we still wasting tax subsidies on this crap?
     
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    Now Todd, why do you want to show yourself to be this stupid? This is not just one country, this is worldwide.

    And we are still wasting tax subsidies on oil and coal.
     
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    Coal and oil don't get tax subsidies.
     
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    With subsidies, solar in most parts of the country remains more expensive than natural gas, coal, and nuclear. Without subsidies, solar is 35 percent to 40 percent more expensive, according to Bloomberg.........

    In reducing government backing, the U.S. is following Europe’s example. After years of generous renewable subsidies, Germany, Spain, and the Czech Republic have cut back recently. In January the U.K. plans to slash subsidies for rooftop solar panels by 87 percent.

    Say Goodbye to Solar Power Subsidies
     
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    I am ok with subsidies for innovation, science and energy infrastructure! ;) I don't even have a problem with it for coal!
     
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    And I happen to agree with the cutbacks on the subsidies for wind and solar. They are mature enough technologies that they can stand on their own. Which they are doing.

    Record boost in new solar power continues massive industry growth

    A record amount of solar power was added to the world’s grids in 2014, pushing total cumulative capacity to 100 times the level it was in 2000.
    Around 40GW of solar power was installed last year, meaning there is now a total of 178GW to meet world electricity demand, prompting renewable energy associations to claim that a tipping point has been reached that will allow rapid acceleration of the technology.

    “For the first time ever in Europe, renewables produced more power than nuclear – and solar power was key in achieving this remarkable achievement,” said Michael Schmela, executive adviser to trade body SolarPower Europe, which compiled the statistics published on Tuesday.
     
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    Fracking got subsidized for over 40 years!
     
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    Trump is taxing solar panels 30% & they are still being installed!
     
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    Lots of stupid, rich liberals out there.
     

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