Spain’s Solar Industry Leading U.S. to Nowhere

by William Yeatman on January 20, 2011

in Blog

President Barack Obama frequently has cited the supposed success of the Spanish solar power market in order to justify the scores of billions of dollars of taxpayer money that his administration has given to the U.S. renewable energy industry. The President might want to rethink this allusion. A report last week estimates that the Spanish solar industry has lost more than 30,000 jobs since 2008, due to the rollback of solar subsidies.

Iris Evans January 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

Jaume Vilimelis a local farmer walks away from his solar panels holding a bucket of pears in Lerida Spain. German Vilimelis heard about Spain gold rush from his brother-in-law in 2007.

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