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If you are currently considering rooftop solar, you may be interested in the following information regarding the City's Net Energy Metering (NEM) program. The Palo Alto City Council voted on Monday, December 11 to extend eligibility for the City’s current NEM program to all solar applicants through December 31, 2017. Through this program, solar customers receive retail credit for electricity their system exports to the utility grid.
The City had planned to transition to a NEM Successor program when cumulative solar installations reached a total of 10.8 megawatts (MW). Due to widespread solar adoption, the City was quickly approaching that point and anticipated the transition to occur before the end of the year. Now the current NEM program eligibility will be extended through December 31. If the City does not reach the 10.8 MW capacity prior to the end of the year, the current NEM program will extend into 2018, until that capacity is reached.
For customers who have already installed solar and are currently enrolled in the NEM program:
For customers who have applied for the NEM reservation but have not yet completed and been approved for final solar interconnection with the City:
We are here to help you with your solar needs and answer any of your questions!
If you would like to learn more about solar in Palo Alto and the current NEM or NEM Successor programs, please visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/solar or www.cityofpaloalto.org/nemreservation Please do not hesitate to contact us at (650) 329-2241 or UtilityPrograms@cityofpaloalto.org with any questions.