$1M Gov't Solar Project Showcases Senseless Subsidy Scenario

Lars Larson
By Lars Larson | November 29, 2011 | 11:07 AM EST is reporting that the Oregon Military Department has begun a $1 million solar installation project on the former Back Scatter Radar site located east of the community of Christmas Valley.

The project will include about 500 solar panels by Solar World, a German manufacturer that gets U.S. subsidies, but doesn’t like Chinese solar companies getting subsidies from China.

So, let’s get this straight.

You have a German company that is:

  1. Doing business in America,
  2. Getting subsidies from Oregon and the federal government,
  3. Selling solar panels to government customers who will get government subsidies and pay the remainder of the cost with government money, and
  4. Filing trade complaints with the U.S. because the Chinese solar companies are subsidized too much by THEIR OWN government.

Now, even if you can make sense of all that, does all that actually make sense?

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