Policy makers should reduce barriers to consumer PV ownership, says renewable energy advocate

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Increasing the cost of going solar takes energy choices away from many families and small businesses.

January 27, 2016
Policy makers should reduce barriers to consumer PV ownership, says renewable energy advocate

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Policy makers should reexamine laws governing consumer-owned energy systems, says the policy director of the Montana Renewable Energy Association.

Legislators should reject proposals to levy unjustified fees and rate hikes on solar customers. Increasing the cost of going solar takes energy choices away from many families and small businesses, he writes. He argues that Montana’s size cap for on-site energy systems should be increased.

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