Charles Battig’s letter on putting solar panels on a county’s schools. From The Daily Progress, Opinion/Letter: The true cost of using solar power
An excellent letter concluding with:
“Economically viable” only in a free-lunch world. How could a solar energy provider afford to purchase, install and maintain a solar panel installation and charge only for the electricity sold and still make a profit? A 30 percent federal tax credit, state subsidies and other environmental rebates drive the economics of this scheme. Higher taxes and higher electricity rates pay for the “economic viability.” These added costs impact most severely on the poorer members of society, who get to fund this “win-win” initiative for the more advantaged.