With solar becoming a widespread, affordable option for more and more Americans, regulators and utilities are increasingly focused on assessing the impacts of this dynamic new energy resource. The stakes could not be higher with net metering and other key rooftop solar policies on the line. These studies show that the grid benefits of local, private investment in solar power far outweigh the costs. In short, net metering benefits solar and non-solar customers alike.
Net Metering Fact Sheets:
Trying to explain what net metering means for your state? We've prepared a series of 2-page fact sheets to help illustrate how net metering is working for Americans.
Polling & Other Resources:
- Center for American Progress report: Solar Power to the People - The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle Class
- AZ Poll: Arizonans Overwhelmingly Support Rooftop Solar, Oppose APS Fee Proposal
- CA Poll: California Latinos Strongly Support Expansion of Rooftop Solar
- CO Poll: 4 out of 5 Coloradans Support Net Metering, Oppose Xcel Proposal
- FL Poll: Supermajority of Florida voters support current net metering policy
- LA Poll: 84% of Louisiana voters support net metering
Best Practices Guides:
As states consider adopting or assessing net metering, these resources can help guide good program design and avoid costly pitfalls.
- Vote Solar's Net Metering & Rate Design Principles
- IREC's Net Metering Model Rules
- IREC's A Regulator's Guidebook: Calculating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Solar Generation