APS announced a short extension to it’s dramatic solar rate increase (originally July 1, 2017), but rates could change any day! When this happens, new solar customers will experience dramatic increases in their rates for solar usage. Additionally, instead of getting full retail credit for any excess net metered electricity, as you currently would, payments will be set by complex calculations based on what the electricity would be worth if it came from traditional power plants and how much it actually saves the utility.
The utility company may also looking to add a demand charge come November 2017, though this has not yet been approved. The current 20-year grandfathered periods will be going away and shorter, 10-year, periods will replace them. The entirety of the changes have not yet been laid out by APS, but should soon be released.
If you are interested in solar, and if you qualify, you need to call today to schedule a time for a complimentary consultation before the deadline. If solar is right for you, we can process your interconnection application and get you grandfathered into the current administration of rules.