- Utah Division of Public Utilities Combats Solar Fraud
With the popularity of solar energy rising, unfavorable players are entering the market and scamming people into going solar, in all the wrong ways. Worried state officials have brought their concerns to the table and together, The Utah Division of Public Utilities and the Office of Consumer Services launched a new website to fight back. Now, residents and companies considering solar as their energy source can go to rooftopsolar.utah.gov to provide background information to ensure they are aware of rates and rules to avoid succumbing to scams. Interested solar customers can also look at the right questions they should be asking their solar provider or utility company before committing to the renewable energy source.
Utah has a renewable portfolio standard that says 25% of the state’s energy should come from renewables by 2025.
In 2017, solar jobs in the state of Utah grew by 40%. Currently, there are more than 6,100 people working in the solar energy field in the Beehive State.
Large retailers who have made the leap to solar in Utah are IKEA, Patagonia, and Uinta Brewing Company.