Study: Utilities should brace for solar power rise

Nov 27, 2013 Full story: The State

The draft report, written by a legislatively appointed committee, makes no specific recommendations on how to handle more solar demand.

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#1 Nov 28, 2013
"But it does strongly acknowledge that the popularity of solar power is increasing in a state that historically has been reluctant to embrace the sun as an energy source."

“We are poised on the edge of a sea-change that requires proactive policymaking,” the study says."

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"Some people have waited on its completion so that certain solar bills could be debated in 2014. One bill to make rooftop solar easier for homeowners to afford never made it out of the Legislature in 2013 after utility interests said lawmakers should wait until the report was finished."

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The utilities were able to stave off the installation of private solar PV systems for a year. It seems like people are going ahead with their own solar PV systems, whether the utility likes it or not.

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