SEIA - FERC Decision a ‘Major Victory’ for the Solar Industry

WASHINGTON, DC – Solar Energy Industries Association President and CEO Rhone Resch released the following statement today applauding the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee’s (FERC) declaratory order confirming that sales by a developer of on-site solar generating projects to end-use customers do not constitute the sale or transmission of electric energy:

 “This decision by FERC is a major victory for the solar industry. Recognizing that FERC does not have jurisdiction over on-site solar generating projects removes a great cloud of uncertainty about the role of third-party solar system owners and paves the way for greater, more cost-effective, solar deployments. In short, this decision allows solar companies to be just that – companies creating jobs and deploying more solar – and not have to be under the same regulatory system as utilities.”