Texas Could See Utilities Pay Customers For Surplus Solar

Law360, Dallas (May 2, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT) -- Utilities would have to pay Texas businesses and homes that generate excess solar energy from on-site systems a fair market price for what they contribute to the electrical grid, under a bill passed to the Senate floor Thursday.

In a 6–0 vote, the Senate Business and Commerce Committee approved a substitute to S.B. 1239 that requires utilities to pay customers who contribute energy to the grid under a program known as solar buyback, which captures excess energy beyond what the customers need for their own property...
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