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  •  So why use only the top rate paid unless you're (0+ / 0-)

    trying to be inaccurate?

    Why completely ignore the fact that it is a degressive tariff and that the rates being paid are going down every six months?

    Why ignore the fact that the tariff is paid for 20 years and then the electricity from the systems becomes the cheapest around?

    And you obviously can't compare the cost of electricity from new generation sources to baseload and peak that comes from old sources that have long been paid off.  To be accurate, you have to compare the cost of electricity from new power plants.  Everything else constitutes a fudging of the numbers.

    In Germany, the cost of wholesale nuclear was between 10.7 and 12.4 Eurocents in 2010.  That's old nuclear.  If you consider that, then 13.63 to 14.26 cents for new ground-based solar starting on Jan., 13 sure doesn't seem all that expensive, especially since it'll drop considerably in the long run.

    The Germans are thinking long-term and that's a good thing for us all.  

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 02:39:27 AM PDT

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