Net Metering: A 'Net Positive' for Solar

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Forget bankruptcies and Chinese PV modules. One of the biggest issues facing the solar industry sits inside the box: a net meter.

While some form of net metering exists or has been proposed in several other countries, including Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Denmark and Germany, net metering is more prevalent in the US, and reflects a different approach to solar.

"In the US, the overwhelming majority of solar systems are intended to offset on- site electric load. In many European counties (Germany is the classic example), even small-scale solar systems are utilized as in-front-of-the-meter generation resources, where little or no on-site load is required," said Ben Higgins, Mainstream Energy's Director of Government Affairs.

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