virtual net metering

The Many Categories of Net Metering (Infographic)

Originally published at ilsr.org. This article was written by Nick Stumo-Langer the Institute for Local Self-Reliance Energy Democracy initiative’s Communications Manager. He regularly publishes articles and designs graphics based on local, renewable energy. Net metering is a common rule for the electricity system in nearly every state, allowing folks who generate … [continued]

Dazzling Dozen US States Illuminate Path To Solar Energy Future

A solar energy revolution is dawning in America, led by the “Dazzling Dozen” – twelve states whose progressive policies dominate the solar industry with 85% of all US solar capacity but just 28% of the total population.

Environment America’s “Lighting the Way” report outlines their successful policies and illuminate the path forward to a nationwide clean energy economy.

The Community Solar ‘Holy Grail’?

Has a Carbondale, CO, company found the ‘holy grail’ of community renewable energy projects? In this podcast with with Paul Spencer, President and founder of the Clean Energy Collective (CEC) in Carbondale, CO, we explored how CEC is pioneering the process of delivering clean power-generation through medium-scale (mostly solar) facilities … [continued]

A Policy That Unlocks Community Renewable Energy

  Net metering is a common distributed renewable energy policy in the United States, allowing individuals to “turn back” their meter (and reduce their electric bill) by generating on-site electricity. But utility accounting systems typically prevent people from sharing the output from a single, common “community” solar or wind project. … [continued]