The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is about to decide how long solar customers should receive the benefits of net metering.
Solar advocate groups, led by the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), Vote Solar, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have already submitted formal comments to the Commission, arguing that the expected life of a solar system is over 30 years, and customers deserve to receive the benefit of net metering for that entire period of time. It would not be fair to change the rules mid-stream on homeowners, business owners, schools, municipalities, and nonprofits who made the decision to go solar. Also, it would also send a bad message to those who are considering going solar now or in the future.
We acknowledge that electric rates will change, but the underlying rules should not. The utilities are lobbying the CPUC to change the rules, which would lead to a reduced economic benefit for existing solar system owners and therefore would discourage Californians to install clean, renewable energy.
We need our collective voice to be heard. Please take a moment to sign the joint solar parties’ petition. Tell the Commission that you deserve to receive the benefit of net metering for the lifetime of your solar power system. The goal is to get 20,000 signatures, by January 31, in advance of the CPUC’s final ruling on this issue.
Please sign CALSEIA’s petition now, and share with your friends, family, colleagues. We thank you in advance for your support.