Net metering allows solar panel users to be credited for the electricity they add to the grid. Several states continue to look at updating their policies, ensuring that as the industry changes, so do the rules. To offset net metering, cost-shifting is utilized to shift the power grid costs to customers that do not have solar panels. For those that can’t afford the solar panels, and the incentives to getting solar panels; they ultimately pay the price for those that can afford it. Prompting states to revise their net metering policies, is key to balancing these prices.
Ross told Daily Energy Insider that, “We want to make sure everything is being fairly allocated — while we are continuing to incentivize people to have the ability to offset their energy use and grow solar,” he said. “That’s the needle we try to thread and we think there’s middle ground on those discussions.”
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