To: The California Public Utilities Commission

Protect Californians' Solar Rights!

Protect Californians' Solar Rights!

I believe in protecting Californians’ right to go solar and receive full credit for the clean energy they deliver to the grid. Net metering has been crucial to solar growth, and soon the Commission must decide how long solar customers may continue under the program’s current rules. Rooftop solar systems reliably produce power for 30 years or more, and solar customers expect long-term bill savings over the life of the system. I urge you to allow customers who install solar under the current net metering program to keep today’s rules for at least 30 years.

Why is this important?

The California Public Utilities Commission is preparing to decide how long solar customers can expect to receive the important bill saving benefits of California’s popular net metering program. Solar produces reliable power for 30 years or more, and solar customers should expect stable rules and predictable credit on their power bills to match.

But big utilities are up to their old tricks, lobbying at the Commission to change the rules on Californians who go solar to make solar a bad financial deal. What kind of message would that send to all those families, schools and businesses who invested their own time and money to turn their roofs into clean power sources for all of us - and to others who are thinking about going solar now?

Changing the rules on solar customers mid-stream would drastically slow our state’s solar momentum – not to mention, it’s downright unfair! We can’t let the utilities rewrite the rules for solar customers to protect their outdated business model. That’s why we need California citizens to make their voices heard in support of protecting our solar rights by signing the above petition.

California, United States

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2014-01-30 10:04:35 -0800

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