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SMUD on the Verge of Net Metering Breakthrough

The Sacramento Municipal Utilities District is expected to approve Sept. 16 a novel solution for crediting customer-owned solar, which solar advocates support. Meanwhile, much of the rest of California continues to fight over net energy metering.

The SMUD board is considering a multi-faceted rate design that reduces the retail compensation to solar owners but adds […]

September 7, 2021|

Rooftop Solar Costs vs. Benefits Remain in Dispute

The longstanding question over rooftop solar systems’ costs versus its benefits remained unanswered at the conclusion of testimony given during the California Public Utilities Commission Net Energy Metering  3.0 proceeding.

Whether it is behind-the-meter solar or system infrastructure, there is a potential cost shift, but there is also value, power system consultant Karl Rabago, […]

August 18, 2021|
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