• Scottar

    Solar, like wind penetration, does effect the base energy suppliers. To level the field, buyback mandates should be eliminated and grid usage fees be charged.

    The Grid in Germany is so unstable they almost suffered a massive blackout last year. And fossil or nuclear suppliers have to compensate for these metering and intermittentcy issues with higher rates to non renewable users.

    Wind and solar may appear free but like any fuel source you must have infrastructure to utilize it. Trying to replace high density sources with low density, intermittent sources is really more cost intensive.