We want MORE rooftop solar, not less!

May 16, 2012

The people over at Sierra Club are getting the word out about this incredibly important California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) action.  We, at Solar Works, hope that you will read the following, sign the petition and tell all your friends.

Stay informed!

The Sierra club writes:

“California is on the verge of a game-changing decision that could help nearly double the amount of rooftop solar power in our state.

“The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will vote this month on a plan that would fix a loophole which currently allows utilities to unfairly limit rooftop solar energy in California.

“Naturally, many utilities are fighting back hard. They don’t want their customers to have access to cheaper, cleaner energy solutions and are fighting to keep their monopoly. But if the PUC hears from enough Californians there’s a very good chance they could move forward with this important plan which would be a boon to rooftop solar power in the Golden State.
<a href=”http://action.sierraclub.org/site/R?i=SHEEytyP1s6WDDBhv74nWA”>Tell the Public Utilities Commission: Support rooftop solar in California!</a>

“Rooftop solar is an increasingly affordable way to offset your energy bill — many Californians can now go solar for no money down and start saving money right away. When a rooftop solar array produces more energy than it uses, that energy goes into the grid, and utilities credit the customer on their electric bill. We call this credit a solar rollover credit.

“Utilities are supposed to make available solar rollover credits to customers equaling 5% of California’s energy demand. But, utilities use a skewed formula resulting in about half the solar rollover credits than the law originally intended. This keeps more customers unfairly locked into their utility’s dirty and increasingly expensive electric bill.

“The proposal at the PUC would fix the problem, making more solar rollover credits available to more Californians.

“Continuing rooftop solar expansion in the Golden State is critical to cleaning up our air, fighting climate change, and bringing much needed jobs and savings to Californians. But the PUC needs to hear from a lot of Californians to make it happen. Please submit a comment now.</a>
Thanks for all you do to grow local clean energy in California,

“Evan Gillespie
Sierra Club

“P.S – Once you’ve taken action, please forward this message to your friends and family!”