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IPFS News Link • California

California proposes "blatant seizure of property" in solar ruling

• PV Magazine

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is soon to vote on a proposed decision that is expected to be harmful to the value of rooftop solar for renters in multifamily housing, farms, and schools.

The decision would disallow residents of multi-meter properties to consume their own rooftop solar production, even if they own the solar array. The policy forces customers to first sell their solar production to the utility, and then buy it back at higher rates.

"The CPUC is proposing a blatant seizure of property," said the Solar Rights Alliance.