Citizen dialog for transparent process by the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange
If it works in Germany, it works everywhere —Nuri Demirdoven of McKinsey
Germany is a world leader in solar and other renewable energy because
it decided to do it and provided incentives.
Nuri Demirdoven of McKinsey & Company said at the
Southern Solar Summit
that in the U.S. southeast
there is not currently enough demand to see solar become widespread
before 2020: unless incentives are provided.
Distributed solar is in a better position due to no need for distribution,
About incentives, he asked:
“Why not Georgia?”
He recommends taking advantages of our strengths in this region.
We may not have a lot of demand yet, but we have two solar
manufacturers in Georgia, and increasing interest in incentives by
Overall solar works, and is an economic development engine.
But the question is what are the commitments you are willing to make,
in understanding your strengths, and picking one or two goals.
He cited TVA as an example of an organization that has done that
and is moving ahead.
He recommended making a business case for solar in Georgia.
Many of the other speakers are busily doing various pieces of that.