Californians could soon make money off of their solar systems if a newly introduced bill becomes law. California State Assemblymember Jared Huffman has introduced legislation that would require utilities to pay individuals for any excess solar power produced at a home, government building or business. Currently, the best consumers can get is a "zero" energy bill.

"This bill will encourage not just more solar power but conservation and efficiency as well as owners see a benefit to generating surplus power." --Bernadette Del Chiaro, Advocate, Environment California