NEWS: Solar advocates, manufacturers supportive but not thrilled with temporary power deal

Art Raymond 
Posted Aug 30th, 2017 

Clean energy advocates offer cautious optimism for new rules to temporarily govern how owners of rooftop solar systems are compensated for electricity they feed back into the grid, but the consensus comes only after the shelving of an initial proposal from Rocky Mountain Power they feel may have killed the consumer solar power industry in Utah.

Utah Clean Energy posted a statement on its website that captures the sentiment of many organizations that have been working to build an easy path for Utah residents to install and benefit from home-based renewable energy systems.

“It would have made solar unaffordable for most Utah households and eliminated the thousands of jobs that this industry brings to our state,” read the statement. “We entered settlement negotiations in hopes of avoiding that outcome.”

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