Vermont law requires each utility to accept new net-metering connections until all of the net metering capacity as a whole is equal to 15 percent of the utility’s peak demand. Green Mountain Power has now reached more than 11 percent. In July, they were at just over 9½ percent. At this rate of new connections, GMP will reach its cap in less than half a year.
With the Federal tax credit deadline beginning to loom, the remaining net metering capacity could easily accelerate, bringing GMP to its cap even more quickly. Once it reaches the cap, GMP has the legal option to prevent new solar net metering connections from going forward, or to allow them but with reduced net metering credit.
In short: if you get your electricity from GMP and don’t move solar to the front burner now, you could easily miss out on today’s simple, high-value solar.
Every day you wait is a day that you pay the utility for your power rather than generating your own. Every day you wait is a day with increasing carbon emissions and decreasing ability to reverse the global warming trend.
If you have been waiting on solar because it seems intimidating, perhaps too complicated, fear not. Going solar is incredibly simple and plain sensible. Call or email us to dispel your fears and do right by your head and your heart.