As they mentioned in the story, oil has long, long been subsidized as well. Proportionally, solar’s subsidy is a bit larger than oil’s. The 30% tax rebate and some of the previous loans are just some of the best known subsidies in the country. But almost every industry has many more subsidies than you realize. Really the only reason you aren’t against just about everything, if you’re against subsidies in general, is that you haven’t really done any digging into how our economy works and just take a popular political talking point without questioning it.