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New California Law Addresses Solar Net Metering Issues

New California Law Addresses Solar Net Metering Issues

A recent change in California state law provides an interesting and useful case study of the ongoing clashes across the country among utilities, renewable energy groups, solar manufacturers and consumer groups regarding solar net metering, utility rates and renewable energy programs.   The complex new law, a result of multiple compromises, has been portrayed as a victory for solar advocates, utilities, and consumers.  Although the purpose of the change is rooted in California’s energy crisis in 2000-2001, the positions taken by the different groups throughout the process and the resulting compromises may be indicative of what will occur in similar battles in other states.Read More »New California Law Addresses Solar Net Metering Issues