filed on behalf of home solar customers not providers, but still relevant
> A formal complaint against Alabama Power’s rates and policies for customers with rooftop solar panels has been filed with the Alabama Public Service Commission.
> Attorneys for the Southern Environmental Law Center filed the complaint Thursday, alleging Alabama Power’s rates for residential solar customers are “unreasonable, unjust, discriminatory, contrary to the public interest and otherwise unlawful.”
> While Alabama’s distributed solar growth has been sluggish over the past five years, nearby states like Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee have seen residential customers install solar arrays by the hundreds, creating jobs in the solar installation industry
> A 2017 survey by the Retail Industry Leaders Association listed Alabama last among states in how easily companies could achieve clean energy goals. The Center for Biological Diversity counted Alabama as one of 10 “sunny states blocking solar energy,” in a 2016 report.