California Will Continue To Pay Solar Users Retail Rate For Excess Power

February 1, 2016

California is at the head of the class when it comes to residents who utilize solar power. Which means many people in the Golden State are sure to be happy that regulators agreed to continue with a system that pays uses of rooftop solar panels retail rates for their excess electricity.

In addition to California, there are at least 20 states that are re-examining their policies for how to value electricity that flows from customers to utilities, as opposed to the other way around, according to The New York Times.

While most states have policies that give customers credits on their bills for the unused energy produced by solar panels, the amount of the credits varies. Some states offer credits near wholesale prices while others, such as California, offer the retail rate.

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