Spain's solar stupidity

A new solar panel levy and laws banning homeowners from selling electricity they do not need back to the grid have solar owners in Spain furious. And with good reason.

Two weeks after Spain's government slapped a series of levies on green energy, Inaki Alonso hired two workmen to remove the solar panels he had put on his roof only six months earlier.

Alonso, an architect who specialises in ecological projects, calculated the cost of generating his own power under a new energy law and decided the numbers no longer added up.


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