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Posted 12 May 2017 - 08:45 AM

The company once hailed as Europe’s largest solar panel producer filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, blaming cheap Chinese panels for flooding the market   

 

The solar industry’s biggest problem is likely the very mechanism that led to its rise: lucrative subsidies.

 

European subsidies, mostly in Germany, led to a massive expansion of the companies green energy industry, but eventually subsidies became their undoing as cheaper solar panels from China began to win out.

 

Cuts to subsidies in Europe only made things worse for the solar industry, furthering ensuring cheap Chinese panels would win out. A similar story played out in the U.S. where lucrative federal and state subsidies spurred green energy.

 

SolarWorld has gotten a whopping $115 million in federal and state grants and tax subsidies since 2012, according to the Union-backed group Good Jobs First. And that’s on top of the nearly $91 million in federal loan guarantees the company got during that time.   

 

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Solarworld lost 80 percent of its stock value after it announced bankruptcy filings Wednesday.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:13 PM

The company once hailed as Europe’s largest solar panel producer filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, blaming cheap Chinese panels for flooding the market   

 

The solar industry’s biggest problem is likely the very mechanism that led to its rise: lucrative subsidies.

 

European subsidies, mostly in Germany, led to a massive expansion of the companies green energy industry, but eventually subsidies became their undoing as cheaper solar panels from China began to win out.

 

Cuts to subsidies in Europe only made things worse for the solar industry, furthering ensuring cheap Chinese panels would win out. A similar story played out in the U.S. where lucrative federal and state subsidies spurred green energy.

 

SolarWorld has gotten a whopping $115 million in federal and state grants and tax subsidies since 2012, according to the Union-backed group Good Jobs First. And that’s on top of the nearly $91 million in federal loan guarantees the company got during that time.   

 

http://dailycaller.c...n-in-subsidies/

 

 

Solarworld lost 80 percent of its stock value after it announced bankruptcy filings Wednesday.

 

 

 

 

Yup cheap Chinese solar is a problem for solar companies around the world and a problem for those countries working with solar.  It appears you, here and forever, think this is a negative for solar.  It is not. Open your mind (if you have one), let the sun shine in, the net result remains more and more solar and other renewable energy everywhere, eventually at the expense of fossil fuel extractors across the globe.

 

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You can rant all you want and poo-poo to your hearts content but you are on the wrong side of history and economics and fortunately for you, you will be long dead before I can say how dumb you were.  Any consolation I'll no doubt be dead too.


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