Utility To Allow Customers To Receive All Their Electricity From Community Solar

Posted by Mike Confino, February 5, 2015

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Customers who get their electricity from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will soon have the option of getting up to 100 percent of their electricity from community solar, under a new program announced last week.

Under the program, which PG&E calls its green option, the utility will purchase energy produced by solar facilities within its service area, which covers about two-thirds of California. Customers can then buy into that energy, paying for enough solar to power either 50 or 100 percent of their energy use. The option will carry an extra cost of about 2 to 3 cents per kilowatt-hour, which PG&E says will “likely fall over time” as the cost of solar continue to fall.

via Utility To Allow Customers To Receive All Their Electricity From Community Solar | ThinkProgress.