The California Public Utilities Commission is expected this week to approve a draft resolution clearing the way for implementation of Senate Bill 594, which will allow a single solar system to offset electrical demand at multiple meters – especially important for farmers, ranchers, and other agriculturalists.
This legislation was signed into law in 2012, but gave the Commission until September 30, 2013 to issue their implementing resolution. It is expected that California’s large utilities – PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E – will have two weeks after approval to issue their own implementing guidelines. Implementation will make solar much more cost-effective for businesses with significant electrical usage across multiple electric meters, even on adjacent properties.
Rising electricity rates and falling solar costs have prompted California businesses to install solar at a blistering pace, with more than 100 megawatts of commercial solar installed thus far in 2013.
If your business is paying too much for electricity, let REC Solar answer some of your questions about how solar can help manage costs today, hedge against future price risk, and provide a no-risk financial return. With more than 11,000 systems installed, we can offer the experience and expertise your business needs to make the right decision regarding commercial solar.
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