Public Utilities Commission proposal would slash residential solar credits

A highly anticipated and potentially controversial proposal would cut subsidies on residential solar energy that homeowners sell back to the grid.

The proposal was released Monday by the California Public Utilities Commission, which plans a public hearing and vote on the changes Jan. 27. The commission has studied the proposed changes for over a year.

Advocates of rooftop solar say the credits should be retained to expand the use of solar energy, as California looks to reduce carbon emissions to…


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