VNews: “Vt. Nears ‘Net Metering’ Cap With Solar Boom”
Vt. Nears ‘Net Metering’ Cap With Solar Boom
By Wilson Ring
Sunday, October 25, 2015
(Published in print: Sunday, October 25, 2015)
Montpelier — Less than two years after Vermont almost quadrupled the amount of renewable power that customers could sell back to their electric utilities, at least one utility has reached the cap while others are expected to reach it early next year.
It follows a boom in renewable energy projects across Vermont, the vast majority solar panels that have been sprouting on rooftops and in fields. Some utilities already have waiting lists of customers that would like to install more solar power in a process called “net metering.” Others aren’t accepting new projects.