Saturday, July 25, 2009

Oregon Solar Feed-in Tariff

The Oregon House of Representatives has approved a bill to explore the possibility of introducing a solar-related feed-in tariff.

The Associated Press reports that House Bill 3039 creates a pilot program to study a feed-in tariff for solar projects under 500 kW. The The feed-in tariff would allow consumers to sell their solar-generated power to utilities at a wholesale rate set by the Public Utility Commission for a period of 15 years. After 15 years, the consumer would receive payments from the utility at market value.

If implemented, Oregon would join Vermont as the only states to introduce a feed-in tariff.

SOURCE: Associated Press

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