Between the Utah Renewable Energy Tax Credit, proposed net metering changes in Provo and Kaysville, and two Community Solar initiatives – Utah Clean Energy is up to our eyeballs in all things solar. Here is a quick update on the latest developments.
Proposal to Phase-Out Utah’s Renewable Energy Tax Credit
Rep. Jeremy Peterson is working on a bill that could undercut Utah’s Renewable Energy Tax Credit to the point of being utterly ineffective. The working draft of the bill proposes to phase out, and ultimately repeal, the solar rooftop tax credit – a vital tool for Utah families and businesses who want to go solar.
Ensuring Utahns continue to have access to affordable solar energy is a priority.
Utah Clean Energy is rolling up our sleeves to find common ground and solutions that will facilitate the long-term viability of Utah’s solar market. Click here to read more.
Solar Net Metering Changes on the Local Government Level
The Provo City Council has been considering making changes to Provo City’s net metering policy. We anticipate the issue to be up for discussion during the next Provo City Council meeting on October 4, 2016. There is a chance the City Council will vote on proposed changes the same night. If not, the vote will take place on October 18, 2016. Utah Clean Energy will be-on site for the meeting, and for those of you living in Provo, we encourage you to attend as well. Click here
for Provo City’s net metering page.
Kaysville City has also been reviewing and considering changes to their net metering program for over a year. The City Council will consider proposals to amend their net metering program at a special Council meeting on October 20, 2016.
On the Bright Side, our Community Solar Initiatives are Going Great
Utah Clean Energy is in the middle of note one, but two Community Solar programs to help homeowners overcome the logistical and financial barriers to going solar. U Community Solar
and Mountain Town Community Solar
are both still available for sign up! It’s not too late to get your solar project off the ground with help from Community Solar