In Reply to: The Sun is Setting on Solar posted by Ed Gooding (VA) on July 18, 2017 at 19:08:13:
This has been the curse of the solar industry for years. Government intervention.
For some reason our government, both state and federal, have decided that the solar products industry needs to have a government subsidy to exist. I was designing buildings back in 1978 with active and passive solar heating systems. Products would appear and disappear in availablity based on what tax credit or subsidy was available at that time. Even though the design costs worked without the 25% and 40% credits and or subsidies, no one wanted to do anything unless the credits were available. Everyone got used to the big credits and did not want to mess with solar when they disappeared. This is a prrfect exmple how govenment cannot intervene into private industry successfully. I believe Amtrack is the same scenario.