The Partnership for Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) released a new report on the state of net metering policies.
The report, co-authored by Dr. David Gattie, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Georgia is entitled “Net Metering: Costs, Customers, and a Smarter Way Forward.”
Net metering debates have evolved over decades, but PACE’s new report asserts that lawmakers may only have a few critical years to correct harmful net metering approaches and cement policies that are fair to all.
PACE’s new report looks back at net metering’s history and assesses how policy changes in a variety of states will impact the bottom line for electricity consumers.
The report also examines and refutes persistent claims about the value of residential solar, namely that it provides significant value by avoiding capacity, enhancing reliability, hedging against price volatility, and more.
Residential solar adds value, but not as much as some advocates claim.
Access the full report here.