Cleve Hill has all the chances to become the largest solar energy exporter. It will be built in 2020. The 350 MW solar Heliostation can produce more than five times more electricity than a company holding a dominant position in the industry. And all this can happen without state support. State subsidies for the production of clean energy have worked perfectly. The high demand for solar energy means that too much money is needed to produce cheaper solar panels for research. The positive feedback loop has led to an unprecedented rise in solar energy in the world.
However, with the gradual slowdown in the solar energy and the increase in accessibility, state aid is gradually diminishing. For example, in 2016, the UK reduced the net energy subsidy. The 365 hectare solar panels of Cleve Hill company are exactly the same as the 400 football fields do not receive any support from the state. Hive Energy and Wirsol Energy, which are engaged in the construction of Cleve Hill, are confident that the cost of solar panels will be economically profitable.
Thus, Cleve Hill’s farm will become the first UK project to be implemented without state subsidy. It means that the clean energy exports can be continuous and large-scale without state aid. However, today solar energy is only 0.6% of global energy, and more than 85% are still provided with fossil fuels.