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Rooftop solar has quickly become a classic California success story - epitomizing the spirit of innovation, progress and leadership that makes the state great. Net metering is one of the most important reasons for California solar success. 

The policy has allowed more than 250,000 homes, schools and businesses to go solar and reduce their electricity bills, with highest growth now occurring in mid and low-income communities. Net metering is harnessing private investment to build a healthier, more prosperous, more resilient solar-powered California. A whopping 86% of California voters think net metering should be more widely available.


Resources:

Distributed Solar Generation Policy & Rate Design Guiding Principles

Study: Solar Power to the People - the rise of rooftop solar among the middle class (CAP) 

SEIA Net metering fact sheet

Poll: California latino voters strongly support rooftop solar expansion (Environmental Health Coalition)

Study: Net metering to deliver $92 Million in ratepayer benefits (Vote Solar) 

Net Metering Works for California

250,000 solar rooftops

$92 M in annual grid benefits

54,700 solar jobs statewide

2/3 of new solar homes are in middle and low income neighborhoods