The oversight agency affirms that consumers can turn to it to claim their rights and orders the Texas corporation to establish a protocol to disclose complete information about its services. It also allows customers to object invoices. Meanwhile, Puerto Rican company Maximo Solar Industries sues and accuses the Texas company of establishing a monopoly.
Gross metering charges solar customers for power they generate regardless whether it ever touches the grid.
The state’s capital city adopted a 100 percent renewable pledge last year and hopes that others will follow.
Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act included funding for solar training more accessible to lower-income residents.
Despite some promising experiments, a new state tax policy could make it harder to pair farming and solar.