August 29, 2015

SOLAR WORKS TOO WELL:

SoCal Couple Says Solar Panels Too Powerful (Randy Mac and Richard Washington, 8/27/15, NBC)

"They're hooked up, but they're not turned on," Hall said. "They're saying that the system that I have will generate 128 percent, that's 28 percent over what they estimated."

SoCal Edison did not allow the Halls to activate their system because it exceeded state standards for residential energy production. [...]

The larger concern for the state is whether a homeowner exceeding standards for energy production could then turn around and sell it.

A rep for SoCal Edison says producing more solar energy than you can use makes you a potential energy retailer, with that title, you become subject to commercial business regulations and you're eliminated from any homeowner rebates that come with going solar.

There's a simple legislative fix.
Posted by at August 29, 2015 8:05 AM
  

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