Solar energy is spreading rapidly across the US, and installed capacity is expected to double over the next 5 years. Homeowners have joined businesses and utility companies in installing solar panels to produce clean energy and to benefit from cost savings.
But until recently many consumers have been excluded from the solar boom: those who can’t — or won’t — install a solar panel system.
The solar industry is filling this gap with innovative technology and new ways for homes and businesses to access solar power. A major development in this regard is the spread of a new solar incentive model: virtual net metering.