January 11, 2014

Solar industry fights credit change

The solar industry is fighting reductions in the credit its customers get for the power they generate on their roofs and send to the grid, arguing that the cuts will make it impossible for homeowners to save money with solar.

Arizona Public Service Co., which has proposed the cuts, says many customers with solar aren’t saving money anyhow, and that installing solar is costing people more than the money they save on their power bills.

“There are customers who get solar systems expecting a decrease in their total electricity costs, and are very surprised when they pay $30 or $40 more a month than they were paying without solar,” Barbara Lockwood, general manager of energy innovation for APS. Read more...Solar industry fights credit change

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