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Regulators cut rooftop solar incentives

In a risky move for solar, the California Public Utilities Commission cut key solar incentives 80%, effective April 2023.

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It’s going to take a lot longer for rooftop solar systems to pay off under newly passed rules in California.

On December 15th, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided that, effective April 2023, new California solar customers will experience an 80% cut in a key solar incentive. Clean energy advocates warned that the proposal would discourage Californians from “going solar” at a time when the state is committed to more, not less, renewable energy to replace polluting fossil fuels. 

It’s devastating to see California’s Utility Commission vote to dismantle solar incentives that have made California the nation’s leader in solar power,” said Environment California State Director Laura Deehan. “This misguided decision, which undervalues solar’s numerous benefits for all Californians, will dim the lights on the growth of solar in the Golden State.”

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