California Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Support the Rooftop Solar Market

Yesterday, Assemblymember Connolly introduced AB 2619, a bill that would direct the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to amend its net metering program for solar customers in California.

Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California state affairs director at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on this development:

“We’re pleased to see Assemblymember Connolly taking seriously the issues facing the rooftop solar industry and addressing issues with the current Net Billing Tariff to ensure that California remains on track to meet its net zero emissions goals.

“Over the last year, the California rooftop solar and storage industry has struggled to adjust to the abrupt changes to California’s net metering program. The new bill would require the California Public Utilities Commission to develop a new solar tariff by 2027 and prohibit new fees on solar customers, helping to ensure that the solar market in California continues to grow.

“We will continue to work with California lawmakers to educate them on the impact of the CPUC’s Net Billing Tariff and other ways we can help the residential solar market thrive in California.”

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