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    Solar farm near Climax losing money because of property taxes

    CHARLESTON TOWNSHIP — Producing 225,592 kilowatt hours of electricity in its first year of operation, a solar farm in eastern Kalamazoo Coun*ty that went online in early 2010 has exceeded expectations.
    Also exceeding expecta*tions is the property tax, said Sam Field, a Kalamazoo attor*ney and one of the owners of Kalamazoo Solar.
    The $27,689 tax bill for the Charleston Township prop*erty means that the owners are losing money, even when being paid a premium price of 45 cents a kilowatt hour by Consumers Energy, he said.

    This Gem though, takes the cake:

    “On a level playing field, I’m convinced more than ever that solar is going to prevail and carry the day,” he said.
    Solar farm near Climax losing money because of property taxes | MLive.com

    A level playing field? Welcome to reality buddy, you ARE on a level playing field, you want a special exemption for your business model to work.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Solar farm near Climax losing money because of property taxes

    Who's bright idea was it to build a solar farm in Michigan and expect it to make money?
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    Re: Solar farm near Climax losing money because of property taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Whose bright idea was it to build a solar farm in Michigan and expect it to make money?
    Next up, Alaska!
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    Re: Solar farm near Climax losing money because of property taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Next up, Alaska!
    At least in Alaska they get uninterrupted sunlight for six months of the year. I can't think of a worse place to set up a solar farm than Michigan, for the combination of dreary weather and hostility to business.
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