05 Dec '11, 10am

Bottlenecked Solar

Bottlenecked Solar

Utilities are also beginning to undermine the economics of solar through rate revisions designed to be “fairer” to non-solar customers. These utilities claim that a rooftop solar system customer doesn’t pay enough to have the utility system available when the solar system is not generating enough electricity to satisfy the solar customer’s demand for electricity. On the one hand this is a very legitimate rate issue. On the other hand, it could smack of a utility using its monopoly pricing power to restrict the growth of a technology that is an alternative to buying from the utility.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/bottlenecked-solar/

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