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6007NEWS "Solar Opportunity and Local Access Rights Act" (SOLAR)

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  • Kirk Glueck
    Apr 8, 2007
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      Solar Opportunity and Local Access Rights Act Introduced in US Congress

      SOLAR ENERGY NEWS CENTER

      March 28, 2007

      Washington, DC , USA : Solar Opportunity and Local Access Rights Act Introduced in US Congress

      As more US consumers turn to solar power, US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Reps. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) and Michael Ferguson (R-NJ) today introduced legislation that would affirm the right of American consumers to install solar systems on their roofs and receive fair treatment as energy producers.

      The “Solar Opportunity and Local Access Rights Act” (SOLAR) would establish national standards for the interconnection and net metering of solar energy systems, based on the most progressive state standards to date. The legislation would require utilities to credit their customers at retail electric rates for supplying excess solar power to the grid. The bill would also establish that ownership of renewable energy credits (RECs) resides with the solar system owner for purposes of selling or trading to meet a state or federal renewable portfolio standard.

      Read more @ link below… Kirk

      http://www.solarbuzz.com/News/NewsNAGO325.htm

       

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