California's rooftop solar program is outdated, causing higher bills for millions of customers—including those least able to pay.
Lack of progress on reform is costing Californians without solar $12 million more a day in higher electricity costs, or more than $2 billion so far this year. That cost burden will continue to grow until action is taken.*
*Real time cost burden on Californians who don’t have solar. Calculated since the CPUC released proposed reforms on 12/13/21.
In its current form, the state’s rooftop solar program favors the wealthiest Californians and shifts shared costs disproportionately to customers who are least able to pay.
About 70% of California solar adopters are in the wealthiest 40% of society and only 30% are in the bottom 60%.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
“Income Trends among U.S. Residential Rooftop Solar Adopters,” 2020