Thanks to the generosity of many solar users, Solar Rights Alliance is starting 2019 in a good financial position to defend and expand the freedom of solar energy in 2019. Our end of the year fundraising drive puts us 70% towards our 2019 budget, a good start for what will be a very busy year.
As the sun rises over 2019, our top priority is to fend off an expected utility attack on the net metering credit. But solar users might have a shot at knocking down several other big barriers to solar. Here's how your voice will be critical.
This fall, several Solar Rights Alliance members generously shared their experiences with solar. Together, they paint a picture of the diversity of solar - a farmer, a veteran, a retiree - but also the common values that connect solar users together. Watch them and decide for yourself.
Somewhere in California, sometime in September, solar user number 800,000 started powering their home or business from the sun. Which begs the question: in 2019, who will be the one millionth solar user?
More rooftop solar and storage is one important way to reduce the risk of wildfires like the ones we've experienced this month, according to an opinion piece by Anne Hoskins, Sunrun policy chief and former Maryland energy regulator.
Influential solar newsletter SolarWakeUp featured a Q & A with Solar Rights Alliance executive director Dave Rosenfeld today. It's a good window into what we're trying to accomplish.
Just a few months after Massachusetts solar users fought off an attempt by their utility to slap them with new fees just for using solar, a South Carolina utility is pushing for the same. To Californians: we have escaped the worst of this kind of thing because we fought back hard. In other words, stay vigilant and keep standing up for your solar rights.
Thanks to Barry Cinnamon of Spice Solar for hosting Solar Rights Alliance director Dave Rosenfeld on his podcast, The Energy Show.
As the old saying goes: "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty". Last week, an Arizona utility regulator was found to have literally repeated anti-rooftop solar talking points provided by utility industry lobbyists during a May phone call with a Wall Street analyst. It's the kind of thing many of us suspect happens all to frequently, and underscores the need for solar users to get organized.