I'm no economics major but I'd say the deal for these solar arrays benefits some at the expense at the rest of us. Solar City builds subsidized arrays, sells the power to school districts who resell it to National Grid at the mandated higher price. This we are told saves the taxpayers money, but of course that difference is paid by someone.
Couldn't it just be sold to Grid at the lower price so we all benefit ? And isn't Solar City part of that Buffalo billion deal ?
Also the whole power grid works through economies of scale, so when major uses get their own deals, the little guy pays. But as I said, I am not an economics major.
Watertown Daily Times | BOCES in Watertown breaks ground on $7.6m solar array project