by Julia Pyper
November 20, 2015

The popularity of solar is causing solar developers in several states to run up against their net metering caps, which solar advocates say is hindering project deployment and could be a major setback to the industry overall. 

Net metering caps are limits that policymakers have set for the amount of distributed solar utilities must compensate by purchasing the excess electricity they produce. Several state legislatures and regulatory bodies are now examining options to lift the cap or completely reform their net metering policies.