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Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society

New report released today by the Environment America Research and Policy Center By Elizabeth Ouzts and Rob Sargent

News Release Excerpt
BOSTON, MA – Homes and businesses with solar panels deliver more benefits than they receive through programs like net metering, a report said today, countering increasing complaints from utilities that solar homeowners don’t pay their fair share.

“While some utilities claim they’re subsidizing solar panel owners, our report shows the opposite is probably true,” said Rob Sargent, senior program director at Environment America and the report’s co-author. “If anything, utilities should be paying people who go solar more, not less.”

Read the entire News Release here.

Report: Solar’s value is nearly 17 cents/kWh, utilities under-compensating, by Robert Walton, Utility Dive