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California limits participation in current net metering program to 20 years

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued a ruling limiting the time that solar photovoltaic (PV) system owners can participate in the state's current net metering policy to 20 years. The decision will apply to 200,000 existing PV system owners as well as those who install PV systems until utility-specific GW caps are reached or July 1st , 2017, whichever comes first. By the end of 2015, CPUC must decide on a new policy to replace net metering for new system owners. Vote Solar applauds decision Vote Solar Initiative (San Francisco, California, U.S.) coordinated the collection of 50,000 public signatures in support of the state's net metering program. The organization describes the decision as a victory. “Today’s decision will protect customers and allow Californians to keep going solar in the near-term, but the battle is far from over,” states VoteSolar ...

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