A model of the German FIT program, to develop understanding of the program and its implications. Specifically, we'll ask the questions: 1. What is the impact of the FIT program on Installed Solar Capacity 2. What is the impact of the FIT program on the size of the solar installation and maintenance industry base 3. What is the impact of the FIT program on the long term unsubsidized Cost per Watt of solar power
The current electricity portfolio of Texas is heavily reliant on high-emission sources of fossil fuel (i.e. Coal). Texas has a range of energy options at its disposal and has the opportunity to make choices that grow renewables (e.g. solar and wind) while encouraging the production of less carbon-intensive fossil fuels (e.g. natural gas).