As you read this, the fate of the solar industry in California hangs in the balance. That’s because the state
regulators are considering a new rule that could cripple the solar power market—and it’s all thanks to big energy companies that are threatened by rooftop solar. This is a critical moment for the future of renewable energy in our state, and we need your help to make sure solar stays strong in California. The final vote is on September 29th.
What is NEM 3.0?
NEM 3.0 stands for “Net Energy Metering,” and it’s a program that has been key to the success of rooftop solar in California. It allows solar customers to get full credit on their electric bills for the excess solar power they send back to the grid.
But now, the state’s largest utility companies are proposing a new rule that would change how NEM
works—and it could have devastating consequences for the solar industry. Under the new rule, solar customers would be charged higher rates for their electricity, and they would no longer get full credit for the solar power they send back to the grid. In other words, it would make going solar much less attractive for Californians.
The utility’s move to impose a new “Participation Grid Charge” on solar customers may be viewed as an effort to restrict rooftop solar. The price of grid usage would significantly rise, and the value that solar owners receive for exporting to the grid would be reduced.
The impact of this change could be devastating. Solar companies could be forced to lay off workers,
and the state could miss out on billions of dollars in investments in clean energy. The good news is that we have a chance to stop NEM 3.0 from becoming a reality. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is currently considering the new rule, and they will be voting on it
later this year.
We need to make sure that the CPUC understands how important NEM is to the solar industry—and the future of renewable energy in California.
How We Can Help with Our Solar Solutions?
Allied Veterans is one of the leading solar companies in California, and we’re committed to fighting
for a fair NEM 3.0. We believe that solar should be accessible to everyone, and we’ll continue to work hard to make that a reality. In the meantime, we want to make sure that our customers are getting the most out of their solar panels. That’s why we’re offering a solar solution that can help you save money on your electric bill, even under the new NEM 3.0 rule.