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Alternative solar power subsidies around the world

Beyond net metering: alternative solar power subsidies around the world

By JP Casey08 Jun 2020

Net metering is an effective and straightforward measure to minimise the upfront costs of new solar installations, but its critics point out that it places a burden on power utilities. With the US state of Utah looking to move on from net metering, we profile some alternative solar subsidies around the world.

Beyond net metering: alternative solar power subsidies around the world
The Panda solar power plant in Datong, China. China is the largest producer of solar power in the world. Credit: Antti Lipponen

While few doubt the environmental credentials of solar power, its economic viability is often a sticking point, with the cost of installing solar panels, especially on a small scale, often swallowing whatever long-term economic gains the technology could provide. But considering the increasingly dire state of the world’s environment, and the importance of delivering a clean energy transition to protect the Earth’s climate, many governments have implemented policies to support nascent solar power infrastructure, targeting domestic and small-scale solar as a means to generate significant solar power across a country.

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