27 Jan '16, 1pm

N.H. #solar installer cuts jobs while lawmakers grapple with net-metering cap

N.H. #solar installer cuts jobs while lawmakers grapple with net-metering cap

After escalating electricity rates for so many years, long before solar even had a foothold, how can folks argue that adding some more solar will increase the rates of non-solar rate-payers? Eversource even notes in their recent commercial that most of the cost increases are due to higher electricity supply costs. Solar has not even approached 1% of the rooftops in NH, arguing that more solar will impact the prices for electricity is misleading and fear-mongering. If Eversource wants lower priced electricity supply, solar helps by injecting electricity into the grid during peak demand and then giving consumers credit (through net-metering) that is used in off-peak times, and this helps lower the average cost of energy supply for the company. This is quite silly and it’s too bad to see that growing solar installation businesses with great jobs are forced to reduce their sta...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/n-h-solar-installer-cuts-jobs...

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