21 Members of Congress Sign Letter to Support Rooftop Solar and Net Metering in Puerto Rico

“Net metering has proven essential for families in Puerto Rico and essential for Puerto Rico’s progress towards its own renewable goals.”

More than 20 members of the U.S. Congressional Democratic Caucus on Friday urged a federal colonial oversight board to safeguard affordable access to rooftop solar power in Puerto Rico by protecting net metering, which the lawmakers called essential to the island’s clean energy goals and economic growth.

Net metering “makes household renewable energy sources, like rooftop solar, more affordable for families by ensuring they are reimbursed for the extra energy they produce but do not use,” the House Natural Resources Committee Democrats explained in a statement.

“A continued commitment to preserving net metering and a renewed focus on solar energy will benefit the island’s economy and people.”

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