Yes. Just to get those rebates back
Arizona needs to pass a law saying its legal to disconnect your home from the electric grid when you have solar, and a 2nd one saying that APS cannot charge you a fee for generating your own electricity.
Yeah, the Arizona Power Service will charge you a monthly fee for having solar power.
[Alabama Power solar fee challenged as ‘unjust, unlawful’ in complaint to PSC](https://www.al.com/news/2018/04/alabama_power_solar_complaint.html)
Just raise the property taxes already. Take a page from Texas. I await the sudden push to under-report the value of the home to avoid excess property taxes.
Why not have a solar setup that is wholly connected to your home and not connected to the grid at all?
Generate your own and use the utility company’s (and pay for it like you normally would) if you need it. Keep them completely out of it. Have a wholly separate system.
Solar panels, and batteries.
Or is that illegal somehow? I wouldn’t be surprised.
Compare that to Alabama where homeowners have to PAY the power company a fee for each kilowatt hour of power they produce.
I never understood why cities tax alternate sources of energy anyways. Dont we want to encourage less fossil fuel consumption?
The government is literally trying to charge people money for Sunshine.
Follow the money. What politicians are getting the money.
Unfortunately it’s still illegal to grow food in your own property as well as collecting rain water in way too many major cities in the US and Canada.
Imagine being outraged about affordable solar panels generating clean renewable power for Americans
Unfortunately your electric company is still allowed to harvest your solar system as it’s own little profit center by selling the power you produced (and they didn’t have to produce) at prevailing power rates, but crediting you only a small percentage of what they profited from you, and pocketing the extra to make more money and to make it less attractive to move to solar and buy less power from them.
Oh and if your solar system is so good that you don’t need to use their power very much, it’s legal for them to charge you a low use fee that is nothing more than a naked attempt to lowering the incentive to go solar by making the cost difference benefit less worthwhile, so they don’t lose more customers to a competing product.
The electric industry is not going down to renewable energy without a dirty fight and that’s why we need new laws to protect environmentally conscious consumers who just want to decide without a monopoly gouging them for leaving increasingly outdated, inefficient and polluting power companies.
If they patted themselves on the back any harder they’d be performing CPR. The taxable amount would be zero in most cases an almost never over $1000.
> That pre-existing exemption was set to expire December 31, 2019. AB 1208 extended it another seven years.
It extends a law that already exists, but okay cool headline.
That’s a good governor right there. He also signed two bills that limit medical exemptions for vaccines of schoolchildren.
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