Net energy metering – a policy that allows homeowners and businesses to produce their own solar energy and to sell excess power back in to the grid – has helped to make sunny Arizona a national leader in solar power generation. It’s a win-win policy that is both working for consumers and helping to secure America’s clean energy future.
Despite broad support for net metering, in early 2013 the policy came under attack when the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) – the body that regulates public utilities in the state – opened the docket for debate, intending to gut the policy. At stake was Arizona’s growing solar industry and potentially thousands of good jobs. Read more