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No Solar Fee for Xcel Customers

Posted by Margaret Collins In Wednesday, August 5 2009 under: Colorado Solar, Solar Industry News, Xcel, Solar Fee, Utility Solar

Last week, Adam talked about Xcel Energy's plans for a new monthly fee on Colorado solar panel owners' electric bills. The public outcry has been significant, and yesterday, Xcel announced they were dropping the proposed fee. After the news broke, Adam updated his post; and now here's a closer look at this interesting conflict. Just because Xcel is the first utility to propose such a fee doesn't mean it will be the last, and the issues at hand are at the heart of making solar a viable long-term prospect for Americans.

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