CONCORD, N.H., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan signed HB 1116, legislation that raises an arbitrary cap on rooftop solar in New Hampshire so that the state's solar market can reopen in the near term. The bill helps create local jobs by expanding solar net metering, a policy that enables the right to self generate and gives fair one-to-one credit for excess solar energy based on full retail rates. The state's Public Utilities Commission will now analyze net metering through a 10-month process.
"We commend Governor Hassan's support for net metering, continued energy choice and solar job growth in New Hampshire," said Susan Glick, Senior Manager of Public Policy for Sunrun and spokesperson for The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC). "Now the Commission must follow through with a transparent study process to sustain stable policy and long-term solar growth."
All of the most recent independent studies on net metering show that rooftop solar provides a financial benefit to all customers. According to HB 1116, New Hampshire's study process will begin within the next several weeks. Meanwhile, a recent statewide poll found that 4 out of 5 New Hampshire voters favor solar as an energy source, and a clear majority support New Hampshire's net metering law. The support spans political party lines.
The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) leads the rooftop solar advocacy across the country. Founded by the largest rooftop companies in the nation, TASC represents the vast majority of the market.
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SOURCE The Alliance for Solar Choice