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Not a bright idea: Changes to Indiana’s solar policy foolish, misguided

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Net Energy Metering   
Indiana   
2017
Indiana Senate Bill 309, introduced by Sen. Brandt Herschman, proposes to fundamentally change Indiana’s solar energy policy. The proposed modifications to the state’s net energy metering program are based on a lack of evidence and faulty logic, and would severely undermine the future of solar power in the state. Indiana legislators should oppose this bill. A net energy metering program allows a household to install its own solar — or other energy system — and connect this system to the electric grid. In times of excess solar generation, the household can sell its electricity back to the grid at the retail rate of electricity. During periods in which the household cannot cover its own electricity through the solar generation, it can purchase electricity from its standard electricity retail provider.