## Solar power fees

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Pyrrho
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### Solar power fees

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/02/72876170 ... air-charge
In Alabama's Blount County, off the highway, down a dirt road and up a hill is writer T.K. Thorne's house. She points to her roof and a shining row of black solar panels.

It's a 4-kilowatt system — pretty typical for residential solar — and Thorne got it almost four years ago hoping to help the environment and reduce her electricity bill.

It was a big investment — $8,400 even after a federal tax break. Thorne estimated how long it would take to pay off the solar system, installed the panels, and began waiting for the savings to begin. But then she found out about a monthly$5-per-kilowatt solar fee from the state's largest utility, Alabama Power.

"That's \$20 a month," Thorne says. While that doesn't sound like a lot of money, she says, it will double the time it will take her to pay off the system.
"Fuck you, pay me!" Heh.
On top of that, Alabama solar customers are paying for backup power in their regular bills, and paying an extra backup power fee. Gowrisankaran says he thinks this means Alabama's solar customers might be paying the utility twice.

"The bottom line is that ultimately they seem to be double counting — double charging essentially for the costs of backup generation," he says.

Alabama Power says there's no double-charging — it's simply covering backup costs. It notes that another payment option for solar customers doesn't include the backup fee, but critics say that ends up being even more expensive.
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### Re: Solar power fees

Good.

Gotta to deter that solar hippie shit.

Burn more coal.

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### Re: Solar power fees

Alabama Power peeps need to get a trinket from the Chernobyl gift shop. A small chunk of graphite, say. Something they can carry with them where ever they go.
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### Re: Solar power fees

There is no graphite in Chernobyl!

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