Benefits of Net-Metering to Utility Companies

Posted by Admin on May 28, 2012

Electricity companies frequently argue that customers participating in net-metering programs can affect their bottom-line because participants do not generate or pay enough to maintain the cost of the grid. However, there is one example where this is not the case.

Joe Wiedman of Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) presented a proposed standby charge of 5.3 cents per kWh for the participants in the New Mexico net-metering program, which would allow utility companies to recover their costs from their customers spinning back their meters.

Other reports show that net-metering is actually beneficial to utility companies.  Through net-metering, utility companies avoided high energy costs and line losses, as well as capacity upgrades and transmission costs.


Saskatchewan’s Net-Metering Rebate Program

Posted by Admin on May 16, 2012

The province of Saskatchewan announced that residents of the province will have another chance to save up to 35% on their renewable energy systems. While there was disappointment when the program ended in March of last year, CanSIA and their members strived and succeeded in resuming the program, and the amount of interested participants has grown exponentially.

The acting manager of the Go Green Saskatchewan program, Dr. Geoffrey Waters, stated that the provincial participation in the Net-Metering Rebate Program has reduced over 1,200 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. He explained the extent of success that the program is seeing, stating that there are more applications than they originally had funds for, showing that they underestimated the success and interest in the program.

The 35% rebate can be explained by breaking down the responsible organizations. Go Green Saskatchewan rebates 25% , and the additional 10% is covered by SaskPower. This 35% goes towards offsetting the cost of installing renewable energy systems with generating capacities of 100 kW or less.

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Gustav, Nick. “Money Well Spent.” SOLutions (2012): 37-40. Print.

Net-Metering: A Look into the Solar Energy Market in the US

Posted by Admin on May 10, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, the biggest issue facing solar energy isn’t PV manufacturing, it’s the net meter. While net-metering does exist in other countries, such as Canada, the greatest prevalence of the use of this program is in the United States. Tom Hecht, president and CEO of Schott Solar stated that since the use of Feed-In Tariff programs is not common in the US, the only way to generate a return on the installment of solar panels is through net-metering.

SEIA’s main priority is encouraging and defending the net metering policy. The state of California remains their focus due to the 5% cap on their net metering program. Mainstream Energy’s Director of Government Affairs, Ben Higgins, argues that net-metering is working for the state of California and proposes an increase in the cap or an abolishment altogether. According to SEIA, the program is saving the state money, and that public agencies and schools will save $4 billion in electricity costs over the next 30 years.


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Posted by Admin on March 13, 2012

Logitest Solar is introducing solar PV systems that can be connected to the grid and save money on electricity bill since the day of the connection.

Today house owners are interested in efficient houses that save money on electricity bills. We are able to provide solar systems that can be installed and connected within a month time frame and increase household savings with same rate as price for electricity is increasing.

Logitest Solar offers variety of solar panels that measure from 8 sq. ft. up to 18 sq. ft. per panel. That means that every house can participate and amount of savings depends from the roof space available.

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