3@3 on Solar PV: Refuting the Anti-Solar Argument that Everyone Else’s Rates Go Up When People Go Solar

Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. 

Today we focus on one topic that has a lot of spokes. And it’s this: refuting the claim that when people go solar, everyone else’s bills increase. We’ll take three of the age-old arguments about how residential solar increases rates for non-solar customers and explain why those arguments do not hold water.

We’ll also introduce our new sponsor, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, aka IREC.

For Further Reading

On Solar PV Net-Metering and Interconnection, How Does Your State Measure Up?

Notes from the Solar Underground: The US Utility War against Net Metering

The Rise of the Residential Solar PV Customer

3@3 on Solar PV is Sponsor by:

IREC increases access to sustainable energy and energy efficiency through independent fact-based policy leadership, quality workforce development and consumer empowerment. Through its work in nearly every state, IREC’s customer focus has made clean energy possible for millions more Americans by removing regulatory barriers since 1982.

 

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Jennifer Runyon has been studying and reporting about the world's transition to clean energy since 2007. As editor of the world's largest renewable energy publication, Renewable Energy World, she observed, interviewed experts about, and reported on major clean energy milestones including Germany's explosive growth of solar PV, the formation and development of the U.S. onshore wind industry, the U.K. offshore wind boom, China's solar manufacturing dominance, the rise of energy storage, the changing landscape for utilities and grid operators and much, much, more. Today, in addition to managing content on POWERGRID International, she also serves as the conference advisory committee chair for DISTRIBUTECH, a globally recognized conference for the transmission and distribution industry. You can reach her at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com

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