Sources: Detroit News, Volkswagen
quote: Solar panels make the $0.35 /kw prices look cheap by comparison. Without the massive government subsidies (i.e. the taxpayers), most people will never break even on the cost.
quote: Your post demonstrates ignorance of photovoltaic costs and related. PV panels have nearly zero costs related after the initial manufacture and installation. Figure the average output over the useful life of the panel (avg warranty 25 years) and calculate a rough total output. Now divide the cost of the intallation by that output. Even in cloudy Germany, it is going to be an order of magnitude cheaper then $0.35/kw.
quote: The Germans calculated that even with the subsidies they will come out ahead in the long run when you look at the costs related to building power plants, pipelines, coal trains