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Nevada Public Utility Commission: Net Metering Reduction

By Griffin Schnitzer Published March 23, 2016

With net metering, whenever rooftop solar panels produce more electricity than the house consumes, the local utility buys that excess electricity from the homeowner. This allows solar-adopters to save more money - even profit - by being green. Recently however, net metering experienced a major setback in Nevada as, on December 22, the state's Public Utility Commission decided to eliminate the significant benefits of net metering.