Utah homeowners are now free to install solar panels on their roofs without fear that they will be taxed for their use of the sun by Rocky Mountain Power.
Nashville, TN / ACCESSWIRE / September 10, 2014 / The Utah Public Service Commission has rejected a request from Rocky Mountain Power for a monthly fee to be charged to Utah homeowners who have solar panels on their roofs, according to the Deseret News.
The original announcement of the fee several months ago sparked thousands of comments and a six-hour public hearing. Christopher Thomas, executive director of HEAL Utah, responded to the Commission's decision by saying, "This victory belongs to the tens of thousands of rooftop solar owners, community councils, faith communities, businesses, and Utah citizens who stood up for the freedom to choose clean solar energy."
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