NEM3 action

Rooftop solar is under attack. Let's fight back.

To Gov. Newsom (cc: CA Public Utilities Commission):

“Now, more than ever, you need to protect the public from power outages and high energy bills.

Over a million people, schools, farms and businesses are already using rooftop solar to control their energy bills. Many are also using solar-powered batteries to keep their power on during outages. You should help millions more to to do the same.

PG&E, SDG&E and SoCal Edison are are lobbying your administration to discourage rooftop solar and gut net metering. Net metering lets people use the sun for their energy needs and share the extra with their neighbors for a bill credit. It should be strengthened, not weakened.

Consumers are watching you and counting on you to take their side. Please stand up to the utilities and keep solar growing.

[CPUC Docket #: R.20-08-020]

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 (cc: CA Public Utilities Commission):

“Now, more than ever, you need to protect the public from power outages and high energy bills.

Over a million people, schools, farms and businesses are already using rooftop solar to control their energy bills. Many are also using solar-powered batteries to keep their power on during outages. You should help millions more to to do the same.

PG&E, SDG&E and SoCal Edison are are lobbying your administration to discourage rooftop solar and gut net metering. Net metering lets people use the sun for their energy needs and share the extra with their neighbors for a bill credit. It should be strengthened, not weakened.

Consumers are watching you and counting on you to take their side. Please stand up to the utilities and keep solar growing.

[CPUC Docket #: R.20-08-020]

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