If You Subsidize Something You Get More Of It. And That's The Only Way to Get More Solar Energy
DAILY MAIL -- "Hundreds of acres of countryside have been carpeted in solar panels after companies from across the globe flocked to Britain to benefit from a lucrative policy on solar power. The Feed In Tariff (FIT), launched in April last year. promised those who built solar 'farms' an inflated minimum price for the power generated which is fixed for the next 25 years. In a rush to beat the deadline which expired earlier this month, a sudden flurry of development has seen around 20 farms spring up, covering at least 200 acres across the country.
The speed of the construction, with some 30 acre sites springing up just weeks after planning permission was granted, has left residents stunned. Homeowners also claim the developments are inefficient, with some of the bigger schemes only developing enough power for 1,000 homes.
Robin Smith's beautiful view of the Somerset Levels has been blighted by 20,000 solar panel which stretch for over a mile near Puriton. He said: "It is blanket desecration of the countryside. I feel very sad that it is just for people lining their coffers."
The solar industry has exploded at an alarming rate in Britain. In 2010, there were just five solar farms, generating just 60 megawatts of electricity. There are now thought to be around 20 generating 300 megawatts. More than 200 companies from around the world including China, Germany and America are now operating in the UK and there are more than 2,500 certified installers."
MP: As I mentioned before solar energy is produced by mixing sunlight with tax dollars.
HT: Matt Bixler