David Blittersdorf, CEO and president of AllEarth Renewables, Inc., joined local businesses, customers, and state renewable energy manufacturers calling for an expansion of Vermont’s successful net metering program. The company manufactures and installs grid-connected wind and solar systems.
“Expanding the innovative net metering program will create jobs and provide an incentive for small-scale renewable energy development statewide. The best part— it won’t cost state government a dime and will generate revenue with increased economic growth,” said Blittersdorf. “With a few small changes, Vermont could continue to be at the forefront of effective net metering policies.”
Due in part to Vermont’s net metering policies, in just over a year the company installed more than 380 AllSun Trackers in Vermont, generating 2 million kWh of electricity per year.
Blittersdorf joined customers and business leaders in testifying before the House NaturalResources and Energy Committee on the opportunities to expand Vermont’s successful net metering program by increasing the size and amount of allowable projects, expanding the additional financial incentive for solar net metering to Vermonters statewide, and making billing more consumer friendly. David and Judy Murphy of Montpelier, customers of AllEarth’s, joined the testimony.
Net metering lets Vermonters generate their own power using small, grid-connected renewable energy systems, such as AllSun Tracker. If more energy is generated than used, the customer’s electric meter runs backward providing a credit for the value of the electricity produced.
AllEarth Renewables, Inc.
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