Let Californians Oversize Their Renewable Energy Systems

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While the California Feed-in Tariff allows eligible customers the opportunity to sell the electricity they generate through renewable energy systems, such as solar or wind, the state's government puts a limit to the size of their systems.

According to Clean Technica, in order for customers to participate in the California Solar Initiative (CSI), "the customer is not allowed to install a system that inherently over-produces more than what is needed for his or her home." 

Since California has mandated that 33 percent of its energy come from renewable energy by 2020, it is important that we let homeowners oversize their renewable energy systems and help promote clean energy. 

While California has "carved out a 480 megawatt FiT from renewable facilities smaller than 1.5 megawatts," because of new legislation, California’s feed-in tariff is in "flux" and renewable portfolio standards (RPS) have created "caps on the deployment of renewable energies."

By entering into a 10-, 15-, or 20-year contract, customers are paid for the energy produced, but at a very low rate. It's time we pressure the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utility Commission and Governor Jerry Brown to change the FiT payment levels and create a program that is open ended.

Let's stop lawmakers and energy experts from slowing down the process and let homeowners get in on a FiT that has no size limit.

Not only will FiT help California generate clean energy, it's an overall greener solution for climate change.

Sign the petition and help make renewable energy the future of California.


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  • Start to factor roof top solar in the energy portfolio. How much kilowatt hours does it contribute over 365 days of the year on average.
  • Please we need renewable energy before it’s too late
  • Rob Gordon
  • R. Dale Long
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  • Sign the petition: California Needs a National Residential and Commercial Feed in Tariff.
  • California has been showing the rest of the nation the right way to tax wealth, to demand better mileage, to manage drought. Let this be another excellent lesson!

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