Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Solar Power Bill Drastically Cuts Payment for Solar Customers Excess Power

Senate Bill 309, which undermines Indiana's fledgling solar industry, has passed both houses of the Indiana legislature and now awaits the governor's signature. The bill cuts the amount that untilities pay to buy the excess power generated by solar powered homes and businesses. The cut is draconian--75 per cent! The bill’s author, Sen. Brandt Hershman of Buck Creek, says "I’m not opposed to solar, it’s just that the current subsidy is too lucrative considering the current state of affairs.” Solar power advocates argue that it's a give away to the utility companies and that it undermines the viability of solar power in the state. Read more here.