Save California solar

Save California solar

To Gov. Newsom and the CA Public Utilities Commission:

“California’s 1 million solar rooftops are helping to keep the lights on, cutting utility bills and reducing pollution.

We should make it as easy as possible for millions more to put solar on their roofs, and also store their extra energy in a battery.

But utilities want to discourage rooftop solar by slashing net metering, which lets solar users give their extra solar energy to their neighbors and get credited for it.

Please stand up to the utilities and keep solar growing. Now, more than ever, you need to help the public protect themselves from power outages, high energy bills and climate change. 

As fires, power outages and punishing energy bills rip through California for yet another year, we need more rooftop solar and battery storage than ever.

So why are state energy regulators considering cutting rooftop solar?

Rooftop solar is helping keep the lights on

The power outages would be worse without rooftop solar. During those hot summer days, California’s one million solar users reduce their burden on the grid, freeing up the utility’s energy for their neighbors. 

Rooftop solar gives people control over their utility bills

Rooftop solar is the best way to permanently free people from crushing energy bills. And, as the cost of solar continues to fall, more and more people of average or low means are choosing solar.

Rooftop solar is reducing pollution - in a big way

California’s one million solar rooftops have already made enough clean energy to replace the equivalent of twenty fossil fuel power plants. 

We need more rooftop solar and battery storage!

Imagine California with not just one million solar rooftops, but three million solar rooftops. Imagine if batteries were so cheap that they were in most garages, charging up during the day, and keeping the lights on in the evening. 

Imagine these on single family homes, apartment buildings, schools and businesses in every corner of California. 

Utilities are lobbying to stop rooftop solar dead in its tracks

California is already on track to make this a reality. But the utilities are lobbying to stop it.

Utilities trying to kill net metering

Net metering lets solar users give their extra solar energy to their neighbors and get credited for it. It’s the foundation of solar in California. And the utilities want to kill it.

State energy regulators have launched a review of net metering

The CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which regulates the utilities and sets solar policies, has launched a formal process to review the current net metering policy. We expect the utility industry to lobby the CPUC hard to slash net metering.

This is the wrong time to slow down on rooftop solar. Please join us in speaking out.

To Gov. Newsom and the CA Public Utilities Commission:

“California’s 1 million solar rooftops are helping to keep the lights on, cutting utility bills and reducing pollution.

We should make it as easy as possible for millions more to put solar on their roofs, and also store their extra energy in a battery.

But utilities want to discourage rooftop solar by slashing net metering, which lets solar users give their extra solar energy to their neighbors and get credited for it.

Please stand up to the utilities and keep solar growing. Now, more than ever, you need to help the public protect themselves from power outages, high energy bills and climate change. 

Contact Dave Rosenfeld at info@solarrights [dot] org to learn more. Thank you for getting involved!