http://www.cleanenergy.org/2015/01/09/should-homeowners-with-solar-panels-pay-to-maintain-electrical-grid/

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Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

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“The way rooftop solar typically works, the homeowner leases rooftop panels from a company that owns and installs them. It can be an expensive proposition, but the homeowner saves some money by drawing less power from the utility company’s electric plants, and even by selling some solar power back up the electrical grid to the utility.

Utilities say rooftop solar users need to pay their fair share to maintain that grid.”

 

Originally Published December 11, 2014

http://www.npr.org/2014/12/11/370022556/solar-storm-rooftop-panels-spark-fights-between-utilities-startups