Net metering development can 'substantially' increase rooftop solar in Mississippi

Jul 15, 2022 06:37 PM ET
  • The Mississippi Public Service Payment has actually voted to embrace an upgraded set of net metering and also interconnection rules in a move that can "considerably" expand roof solar in the state.
Net metering development can 'substantially' increase rooftop solar in Mississippi
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The new policies enacted by the commission this week elevate the participation cap for roof solar-- basically allowing even more setups to receive the program-- while prioritising adoption for low-to-moderate income customers.

Those in low-to-moderate earnings houses will obtain additional compensation for any power that is produced, as well as households qualifying within that brace are now deemed to be those that are up to 250% above the federal poverty line.

That rule will apply to virtually 500,000 homes and more than 1.2 million individuals in the state of Mississippi as well as Will Giese, Southeast regional supervisor for profession body the Solar power Industries Organization, stated a lot more states need to comply with Mississippi's lead.

"These policies have the prospective to substantially broaden rooftop solar adoption and also ensure it fits into the spending plan of households despite earnings degree," Giese said, noting that to date just 547 homes in Mississippi have mounted solar, the fourth least in the nation.

"This market development will certainly bring quality jobs, financial investment, as well as financial growth to areas throughout the state, and ideally open the door for added plan action to develop an extra durable neighborhood solar and also storage market," he included.

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