27 May '12, 7pm

Rooftop Solar Ceiling Lifted in California

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Rooftop Solar Ceiling Lifted in California 05/27/2012 from SustainableBusiness.com Tweet California raised the ceiling on the amount of rooftop solar that qualifies for net metering – where utilities pay building owners for sending excess energy back to the grid. In a unanimous decision, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) lifted the maximum capacity of rooftop solar systems from the current 2400 megawatts (MW) to 5,200 MW, enough electricity to supply about 2.1 million homes. Net metering is a strong incentive for homeowners and businesses to add enough solar to supply themselves and have more leftover. Raising the ceiling will help the state meet its target of generating 33% of energy from renewables by 2020 . And it will support the solar industry, which employs 25,000 people and has raised more than $10 billion in private investment. Some consumer groups are concerne...

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