reply to post by phantomjack
I think my point directly addresses your concern.
So, instead of spending billions funding companies that go bankrupt, make sure those companies
don't go bankrupt by providing capital to actual homeowners who will buy their products.
I would rather my tax dollars go directly into service by helping offset the cost of solar panels
for homeowners. If it costs 30k for a solar power system, lets forget about the battery bank
in your attic and instead tie each home into the grid. That would save a percentage of the
initial 30k investment and allow the homeowners to sell back to he power company unused
electricity. That technology already exists.
And the ancillary benefit is that we create jobs while we are spending our tax dollar. Business
will spring up to install the solar panels or windmills, distributors will arise and employ drivers,
maintenance companies will gain work keeping the systems running, electricians benefit,
home builders and renovation businesses benefit.
But the biggest benefit is that we drive down the cost of solar and wind energy by providing
volume sales, and at the same time we reduce our overall consumption on non-renewable fuels.
I can't see a down-side to this type of government program.....other than the fat cats who
own the utility companies lose money.....