With Solar ITC Extended, Net Metering Battles Rage On

With Solar ITC Extended, Net Metering Battles Rage On

by RP Siegel
tweet me:
Net metering laws have become the new #solar battleground w/ solar ITC extended http://bit.ly/1PnniMB via @Justmeans #energy

Multimedia from this Release

Monday, January 25, 2016 - 8:00am



With the solar investment tax credit (ITC) recently extended for five years, it would seem that the coast is now clear for the solar boom to continue expanding at an ever-accelerating pace. After all, with these tax credits in place, coupled to the fact that solar prices continue to fall, the solar option just keeps getting more attractive to homeowners from coast to coast. The biggest question would seem to be whether to go ahead and get solar now, or to wait for prices to fall even further.

However, there is more to the story. Since the vast majority of home solar installations are connected to the grid, using power from the local utility to supplement what rooftop systems can generate at peak times, plus all their power at night and on cloudy days, that relationship with the utility must be maintained.

To continue reading, click here

Image credit: Tim Fuller: Flickr Creative Commons