A new report from The Solar America Board for Codes and Standards (Solar ABCs), 'A Generalized Approach to Assessing the Rate Impacts of Net Energy Metering,' presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of net metered solar facilities on non-participating customers' utility rates. The report proposes a methodology to value net energy metering (NEM) based on best practices.

"NEM is one of the foundations supporting the remarkable growth in solar energy over the last decade," said Joseph Wiedman, co-author of the report. "This report is designed to provide all stakeholders with tools necessary to assess the costs and benefits of NEM programs so that decisions concerning NEM policy can be based on solid data."