Just about every other aspect of our lives has choice–cable or satellite, Verizon or Sprint, iPhone or Galaxy, United or Southwest. We get to choose. With our electricity, we haven’t had that choice…until now.
Solar is that new choice…and its BETTER. Not only is it better for the environment by being so much cleaner, its better for your budget. Its cheaper. I will give props to PG&E for working well with the solar industry, although it was basically mandated by the gov’t with the alternative energy act. PG&E has allowed many California residents to switch with no problem. Some of the smaller municipalities refuse to work with solar and continue their monopoly on power.
Recently, the California PUC watched as the the state of Nevada PUC made the horrible and greedy decision of taxing and punishing solar customers despite pushing them to move to solar over the past two years. This greedy move forced companies like SolarCity and Sunrun to stop all installs and layoff thousands of employees. It was purely political and completely greedy. Learning from that, California decided to work with the solar industry and come to a new agreement called Net Metering 2.0.
If you live in California and you’ve been on the fence about going solar, don’t wait one more minute. I will explain in a second. But first, know that it doesn’t cost anything to go solar now and if your roof qualifies, chances are you will be lowering your monthly electricity bill. So why would you want that extra money going to PG&E when it can go into your own pocket?
Its imperative you make the switch now. Why? Because Net Metering 2.0 will kick in as soon as PG&E switches 5% of its customer base to solar. What does this mean? We aren’t exactly sure just yet but we do know it will mean a higher meter rate per month for solar customers. SolarCity is working very hard to help customers get grandfathered into the current rates but that means customers must be installed and interconnected before this switch happens. We anticipate this happening in June.
If you have been thinking about it and on the fence, do it now. Don’t wait any longer. We never know how long it might take a customer to get installed and turned on. If you’re in California, call me for more information. I would be happy to educate you and anyone else who is interested.