A Huge Win for Battery-Based Solar Systems that Connect to the Grid

A Huge Win for Battery-Based Solar Systems that Connect to the Grid

Mobile Solar would like to applaud the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for its decision to green light battery-based grid-connected photovoltaic systems.  Utilities such as PG&E had been pushing for huge fees and a burdensome regulatory process in order to dissuade homeowners from storing energy in batteries in conjunction with their roof-top solar electric systems.  Well the CPUC has stood up and told those self-serving utilities to “sit down!”  Hats off to you, CPUC!!!

 

California to Utilities: Connect Battery-Solar Systems to the Grid
UPDATE: SolarCity resumes applications as California regulators clear way for net-metered solar-battery systems

 

Jeff St. John 
April 16, 2014
California regulators have just issued a rebuke to utilities, and a thumbs-up to customers and companies that want to connect hundreds of now-stalled battery-backed solar PV projects across the state.
On Tuesday, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a proposed decision that would exempt most storage-solar projects from extra utility fees and interconnection studies (PDF). Instead, it would require utilities to treat them as regular old net-metered solar systems, as long as they meet certain requirements.

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/California-Tells-Utilities-Connect-Battery-Solar-Systems-to-the-Grid

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