Net-metering or Feed-in Tariff? Can They Co-exist?
California's recent near miss with a Feed-in Tariff, SB 1714, shows just how the U.S. solar market might get the stimulant to start the expansion the industry has dreamed about. The statewide 750 megawatt (MW), first come, first served, program would have allowed up to 3 MW per meter and used standard contracts to set terms and conditions between the system owner and the utility.
Massachusetts DPU issues net metering order (including rules for neighborhood systems)
MASSACHUSETTS – On June 26, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities issued an order which contains provisions for both net metering and neighborhood net metering.
The order specifies that all net metered systems, including neighborhood net metered systems, must be behind a customer meter. However, there needs to be only some minimal amount of load located on-site. Additionally, all net metered systems, including neighborhood net metered systems, may over-generate...
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