Solar panels made in state. Will they be used in state?
by Amy McCullough
Published: August 28,2011
Although Mississippians will be manufacturing solar panels at Stion in Hattiesburg, they will find it difficult to use the company’s products at home unless the state Public Service Commission adopts a uniform net-metering policy.
Stion touts its residential products on its website: “Stion’s panels can help you save money on your electricity bill, gain energy independence and increase your property’s re-sale value. Stion panels can offset high peak electricity rates …”
Net metering programs enable customers to generate their own electricity, connect into a utility’s transmissions grid, and receive retail prices from a utility for excess power. The Commission already has a rule in place regarding net metering, but uniform utility standards have not been created.
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