Out of public view, utilities like PG&E are hoping to increase profits at the expense of California solar consumers. Utilities want to block competition from rooftop solar, monopolize energy to drive profits, and raise rates even faster, all while kicking clean energy and resilience goals down the road.
The Save CA Solar Coalition wants to keep growing solar in California so more families, schools, and small businesses can keep harnessing clean power from the sun.
Right now, a program called net metering is helping to expand the benefits of rooftop to more people and communities in California. Through net metering, people get credits on their own electricity bill if their rooftop solar puts electricity back on the power grid, making solar more affordable for them and adding more clean energy for the local communities.
Proposals submitted by the big utilities would drastically reduce the credit solar consumers receive for the excess energy they produce and add a $65-$90 monthly solar penalty fee to their energy bills.
By holding back rooftop solar, which is more efficient, the utility profit grab would cost California tens of billions over time and each ratepayer $295 a year.
Visit the Save CA Solar Coalition website at https://www.savecaliforniasolar.org/ to learn more and sign the petition.