To California Regulators: Delay Harmful Rooftop Solar Plan!

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2023 03:14:54 +0000

California regulators should revise a new rooftop solar plan to make solar more affordable for low-income communities, dozens of groups will tell the California Public Utilities Commission at its meeting Thursday. The commission’s plan drastically slashes the credit new solar users would get for sharing their extra solar energy with the grid. More than 100 […]

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Are California Regulators Waiting To Crush Rooftop Solar Until After The Election?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2022 14:00:31 +0000

Courtesy of the Environmental Working Group SAN FRANCISCO — Fearing voter backlash, California regulators may hold off issuing their proposed decision on a utility proposal to stifle the state’s rooftop solar program until after the November election, according to an October 3 email bulletin from the San Diego–based nonprofit Solar Rights Alliance, citing credible sources. […]

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Groundbreaking California Rule Transforms How Renewables Connect to the Grid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:00:13 +0000

A new decision from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) marks a significant milestone by dramatically simplifying the interconnection process for distributed energy resources (DERs), like solar and batteries, and providing valuable transparency for project developers. This is one of the most significant changes to the interconnection process in decades and offers a model for other states, […]

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California Solar Energy — Attacks on Solar Net Metering, Rooftop Solar’s Many Benefits

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2022 03:50:45 +0000

There have been attacks on solar net metering for a decade or more, due to the fact that net metering shifts revenue and profit from utilities to individual homeowners. An extreme attack on California solar net metering arose in the past year, but then recently stalled and got punted indefinitely after a lot of backlash. […]

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Is California Becoming Anti-Solar?

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2022 06:39:05 +0000

Is California becoming an anti-solar state? It sure seems that way considering its recent desire to start charging homeowners with solar $8 per kW. The state’s utility commission also wants to cut its rooftop solar energy incentives after many years of success. Grist has noted that the new solar tax could financially hurt low-income families. […]

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