EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Clean-energy supporters and utilities are at odds over a new bill at the statehouse.
Electricity customers in Indiana who use solar power receive credits for selling excess power back to the grid, but HB 1320 would minimize those credits, and allow utilities to set fixed charges for solar users.
Brad Morton, owner of Morton Solar in Evansville, is among those speaking out against the legislation. Morton says it would increase the cost to install solar power, effectively killing it as an energy option in Indiana.
“It takes the incentive out of the homeowner’s pocket and puts it right into the pocket of the utility company,” he says. “That’s what this bill is all about, shifting the profits from the homeowner to the utility company.”