25 Oct '16, 9pm

The debate over distributed #solar continues across the U.S.

The debate over distributed #solar continues across the U.S.

Forty-two U.S. states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes during the third quarter of this year (Q3’16), according to a new report from the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC). Of the 117 state and utility-level changes that were proposed, pending or enacted in the quarter, the report says the most common were related to residential fixed charge increases (44), followed by net metering (31), and solar valuation or net-metering studies (17). In the latest edition of its quarterly “The 50 States of Solar” report, the NCCETC offers the following key findings of Q3’16: – 44 utilities in 25 states plus D.C. had pending or decided requests to increase monthly fixed charges on all residential customers by at least 10%; – 22 states considered or enacted changes to net-metering policies; – 15 states plus...

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