30 Sep '13, 5am

Understanding The Value Of Solar

Understanding The Value Of Solar

There’s finally some good news emerging out of the heated debate around net-metering. In California, a previously controversial bill, AB327 , introduced earlier this year to reform residential electricity rates, was amended to turn earlier critics from the solar industry into supporters. Among the details, the customer participation cap will be lifted and the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will establish a path forward for transitioning to “net-metering 2.0,” a crucial step in minimizing rate uncertainty for existing net-metering customers and growth uncertainty for the California solar industry. The bill also authorizes the PUC to address utilities’ priorities to allow for customer charges up to $10 per month and to revisit the residential tiered pricing structure to reduce the price disparity between the highest and lowest rate tiers.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/09/30/understanding-value-s...

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