30 Sep '13, 4pm

What is Solar Worth to a Utility?

What is Solar Worth to a Utility?

The “value of solar” concept is designed to solve one of the most pressing problems with expanding solar power. Utilities see customers generating their own energy as a mortal threat to their business model, because the regulatory structure and their business rely on selling kilowatt-hours. The policy in place, net metering , allows customers to get a credit on their bill that’s the same whether they made power from the sun or reduced their energy use by turning off lights. Either way, it means less sales for the utility, but while the utility can’t fight conservation, they can make trouble for solar.

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2013/09...

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