Published on October 31st, 2012 | by John Farrell7
How Archaic Utility Rules Stall Local Solar (Infographic)
October 31st, 2012 by John Farrell
Many people expect that solar power will dramatically expand once it bursts through the cost barrier and becomes less expensive than grid electricity. But archaic utility rules can effectively cap local solar development at just 15% of peak demand. Fortunately, pioneering states like Hawaii and California are exploring ways to lift the cap and bring utility rules into the 21st century.
This post originally appeared on ILSR’s Energy Self-Reliant States blog.
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