24 Dec '11, 8pm

@PeterProHST power co's put caps on how much excess they have to buy back:

It's nearly lights out for PG&E's solar power buybacks By Aria Pearson Santa Cruz Sentinel correspondent California's landmark efforts to increase solar power, supported by environmentalists, state leaders and the governor, could be in peril. In the next few months, PG&E, the largest utility company in the state, will reach the cap on how much solar energy it will buy back from customers. If the Legislature fails to pass a new bill raising that cap, new solar users in PG&E's territory won't be eligible for the benefits currents users enjoy, which some fear could bring the rise of solar energy in California to a grinding halt. "It will destroy the industry," said Ken Adelman, a retired high-tech exec and resident of Corralitos who has the largest residential solar power system in the state. The California Solar Initiative, a top environmental goal of Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg...

Full article: http://www.energyrefuge.com/archives/solar_power_systems.htm

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