31 Jan '16, 7pm

The Net Metering Disconnect

Your point about “Grid maintenance… as the proximate cause most of the time in most superficial discussions of net metering.” is a total canard perpetrated by the utilities for the following reasons: 1) The wear on the grid caused by load is EXPONENTIAL to the load, solar users reduce that load and more than make up for any cost they create by using the grid. 2) The excess power produced by the solar owner is sold to the nearest power user at FULL RETAIL with no fuel, generator or transmission costs to the utility. This is the most profitable thing they have so they were happy until it actually reduced demand. The problem lies in the fact that distributed generation (DG) in any form will result in a decrease in the size of the utility and there is no model in our economic system for a declining industry to succeed. People will have to be laid off (for workers they have no ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2016/01/31/net-metering-disconnect/

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