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Unlikely Alliance Between Utility and Solar Companies in New York

buffalonews.comUtilities now complain that those payments are too high and they effectively pay solar customers higher retail prices for power they could purchase from conventional sources at a much lower wholesale price. The compromise plan would reduce the payments but also place a value on the environmental benefits of solar power and its role in helping utilities avoid having to make costly upgrades to the power grid. If it works, New York would stand out as the rare exception among states that have tackled the highly contentious issue of how much solar energy providers should be paid for their excess electricity.

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