Most people know solar power benefits the people who use it because it reduces their utility costs. In fact, some solar-powered homeowners don’t pay anything for electricity. A lesser-known fact is that solar powered homeowners help everyone in their community through net metering, even their neighbors who still depend on the grid alone for home energy.
What exactly is Net Metering?
Since today’s solar systems are all tied to the grid, if a solar-powered homeowner generates more electr [...]
In their push to upend the economics of rooftop solar, Iowa’s major electric utilities are up against an opponent as politically potent as they are: the state’s pork producers. [...]
Nonprofit advocacy groups linked to DTE Energy are waging a public campaign to significantly reduce the amount customers are paid for their solar power, in line with the utility’s request before Michigan regulators. [...]
Please see information on Xcel’s updates to their net metering program:
Please see the Solar Trade Partner and Solar Customer Fact Sheet for further information:
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Monetization of Roll Over Credits for all Solar Customers
Xcel Energy and solar stakeholders recently agreed to change the way net-metered solar customers receive bill credits for the excess electricity their solar panels generate. This ch [...]
Advocacy group Vote Solar, along with environmental law firm Earthjustice, recently filed a petition with the First District Court of the State of Nevada for review of two Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Nevada orders last year that created a new rate structure ending the existing net metering offering for solar in the state. [...]