The truth about solar power in the marketplace

Posted by Solar Source on Jul 19, 2013

By WAYNE WALLACE | Special To The Tampa Tribune Published: October 10, 2012

As a solar contractor, I was dismayed to hear disparaging comments about green energy during the Denver debate. I'd like to set the record straight.

Let's be honest: We are not dealing with a level playing field. Oil companies have enjoyed rich subsidies for more than 100 years. The first coal subsidy dates back to the late 1700s.

Mitt Romney's statement, "In one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world… that's about 50 years' worth of what oil and gas receives," is false. Actually, the clean energy investment took place over several years. The tax breaks that oil companies receive are different from the loan guarantees, grants and R&D provided through the stimulus. Only a portion of the money went to solar and wind; it was also used for energy efficiency, environmental cleanup and improvements to our power lines. Unlike tax breaks for oil companies, the loan guarantees are repaid with interest. In fact, Tesla just announced they would be making their payment early.

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Topics: News, Solar Source in the News

Paradise News of St. Pete Features Solar Source Article

Posted by Solar Source on May 29, 2013

This months issue of Paradise News features an article by our very own VP Rick Gilbert! Check out "Florida Needs to Get Solar Serious!" starting on page 20...

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Rick Gilbert on Florida Energy Policy

Posted by Solar Source on Mar 18, 2013

[caption id="attachment_1537" align="alignright" width="350"]Rick Gilbert, Vice President of Solar Source

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