Lobbyists for the utilities are getting traction on their proposal, Senate Bill 1088, to take control of all rooftop solar. The proposal would prohibit anyone other than the utility to install and maintain a solar system, even when on your own private property.
Utility industry lobbyists claim the proposal is necessary in order to prevent fires like the ones that have devastated parts of the state in recent years -- implying that rooftop solar and storage is dangerous unless the utility controls it.
That's hogwash. If it passes, it will be a state-sanctioned utility power grab -- and a slap in the face to the growing number of Californians who seek the independence and freedom of solar.
Will you ask your lawmaker to help stop this proposal?