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Solar Users Facing Costs


Last updated 4/14/2016 at 7:59am

Despite the counties move towards eradicating the use of fossil fuels, Solar energy customers could see additional costs worth hundreds of dollars each year on top of the initial $25,000 instillation.

It is estimated that Solar will make up around five percent of the county's energy this summer according to SDG&E. The increased usage would create two new charges -- an estimated $130 for a hook up, and a 2-cent-per-kilowatt deduction for energy the panels feed into the grid. Although it is expected that the additional revenue created could slow the rise for everyone else's energy bills, SDG&E still projects that annual utility bills for non-Solar users will rise $300 by 2025.


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