Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Utilities need to stop whining about home solar

WV-planteditors-blog-entry3Are you as sick and tired as I am of Big Utilities complaining about distributive rooftop solar threatening their monopolistic, centralized, and, frankly, thoroughly un-American business model?

There's more and more talk about Big Utilities trying to undercut net-metering, a key provision that allows people like me to push extra solar we produce with our 5.59 kW system during the day back onto the grid and which requires, in our case, that our utility Xcel pay us the whopping per kWh rate of about 3 cents -- compared to the 11 cents per kWh rate Xcel charges my neighbors to use the excess electricity our solar system has produced.

http://solarchargeddriving.com/editors-blog/on-going-solar/1181-utilit