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    Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

    Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar - The Washington Post

    The campaign’s first phase—an industry push for state laws raising prices for solar customers—failed spectacularly in legislatures around the country, due in part to surprisingly strong support for solar energy from conservatives and evangelicals in traditionally “red states.” But more recently, the battle has shifted to public utility commissions, where industry backers have mounted a more successful push for fee hikes that could put solar panels out of reach for many potential customers.

    In a closely watched case last month, an Arizona utility voted to impose a monthly surcharge of about $50 for “net metering,” a common practice that allows solar customers to earn credit for the surplus electricity they provide to the electric grid. Net metering makes home solar affordable by sharply lowering electric bills to offset the $10,000 to $30,000 cost of rooftop panels.
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    Are the utilities screwing customers who want to be green, when possible??
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    Re: Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

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    Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar - The Washington Post


    Thoughts are.
    Are the utilities screwing customers who want to be green, when possible??
    Many utilities establish a monthly minimum (or service connection) charge. The cost of providing and maintaining the service does not depend only on the usage. Whether a customer uses little or no service they still must have the infrastructure in place to do so - it costs just as much (if not more) to provide power and water to a hunting camp (used one month per year) as it does to a permanently occupied suburban structure.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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