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A good reason to jump ship and move to China

The U.S. is fucking up the solar business... that we invented.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/16/opinion/16friedman.html?_r=2

The reason that all these other countries are building solar-panel industries today is because most of their governments have put in place the three prerequisites for growing a renewable energy industry: 1) any business or homeowner can generate solar energy; 2) if they decide to do so, the power utility has to connect them to the grid; and 3) the utility has to buy the power for a predictable period at a price that is a no-brainer good deal for the family or business putting the solar panels on their rooftop.


When is the U.S. going to require those 3 things instead of letting each state slowly change their laws?

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Much is worry by the utilities: they got used to a one-day-in-advance spot market system and worry they cannot adjust to the unpredictable solar output.

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