Solar chief wants sunset of his industry's subsidies


One of the largest rooftop solar companies in the country supports allowing federal tax subsidies for its industry to end at the end of 2016, saying flaws in the clean energy tax program have led to higher costs for the industry.

John Berger, CEO of Sunnova Energy told the Washington Examiner that allowing the solar Investment Tax Credit to drop is the direction the industry should be taking.

He said the industry's preoccupation with federal subsidies is distracting it from more important concerns. That is especially true, he says, as the industry is beginning to resemble something more akin to a conventional power plant utility than a fledgling outlier, as it grows in scale and market strength.