The Mississippi Public Service Fee has voted to undertake an up to date set of web metering and interconnection guidelines in a transfer that might “considerably” increase rooftop photo voltaic within the state.
The brand new guidelines voted in by the fee this week increase the participation cap for rooftop photo voltaic – basically permitting extra installations to qualify for the programme – whereas prioritising adoption for low-to-moderate earnings prospects.
These in low-to-moderate earnings households will obtain extra compensation for any energy that’s generated, and households qualifying inside that bracket at the moment are deemed to be these which are as much as 250% above the federal poverty line.
That rule will apply to almost 500,000 properties and greater than 1.2 million folks within the state of Mississippi and Will Giese, Southeast regional director for commerce physique the Photo voltaic Vitality Industries Affiliation, mentioned extra states ought to observe Mississippi’s lead.
“These guidelines have the potential to considerably increase rooftop photo voltaic adoption and guarantee it suits into the price range of households no matter earnings stage,” Giese mentioned, noting that thus far simply 547 properties in Mississippi have put in photo voltaic, the fourth fewest within the nation.
“This market growth will convey high quality jobs, funding, and financial improvement to communities throughout the state, and hopefully open the door for extra coverage motion to construct a extra strong native photo voltaic and storage market,” he added.