California Net Metering 2.0 Keeps Retail Rates for Rooftop Solar

Regulators won’t let utilities slash payments to solar-equipped customers. But there are coming changes for rooftop systems.

California regulators have proposed a future net metering regime that will preserve retail payments for residential rooftop PV.

However, the proposal would add new interconnection costs and non-bypassable charges to distributed solar systems, while also imposing new minimum bill requirements and time-of-use (TOU) rates that could complicate the solar value proposition...