This week, the Maine Public Utilities Commission released the outcome of the study it conducted over the past year on the benefits of residential rooftop solar in Maine. This study was conducted in following suit with other states that have already adopted and are benefitting from legislation/incentives for distributed solar power. The study shows that utility customers are generating solar power at a value of .33/kwh, and being compensated or credited at .13/kwh. In other states where structure allows customers to be compensated more accurately, solar is becoming an enormous part of the local economy, adding jobs, decreasing transmission costs, stabilizing electric rates, and helping the environment. It’s clear the we have some catching up to do….it’s happening and you can be part!
To read more, visit www.nrcm.org/mpuc-solar-power-study.