Photo Gallery: The Cost of the Rising Sun
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Photo Gallery: The Cost of the Rising Sun

Sunny Business Germans Cough Up for Solar Subsidies

Solar subsidies cost German consumers billions of dollars a year and are widely regarded as inefficient. Even environmentalists are concerned that Berlin's focus on solar comes at the detriment of other renewables. But the solar industry has a powerful lobby, and politicians have proven powerless to resist.
Von Alexander Neubacher und Catalina Schröder
Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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