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Feed-In Tariffs: Selling Back to the Grid

Feed-In Tariffs: Selling Back to the Grid

Posted on 07. Aug, 2009 by .


When I heard that German citizens and entrepeneurs could make money by selling excess renewable energy back to the utility companies, I said, “Well why aren’t we doing that here?” Apparently, PG&E has no plans to do this, although the smart-grid metering should be able to record how much power is put back as well as how much is used. A closer look showed that Germany enacted this by law rather than waiting for the utilities to do it themselves. In this country it’s being enacted by individual localities such as Gainesville, FL.


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