Solar water heating system pay-as-you-save pilot program; SCC to analyze and establish, report. (HB153)

Introduced By

Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solar water heating system pay-as-you-save pilot program. Directs the State Corporation Commission to analyze, and if appropriate, to establish, a pilot program whereby residential customers who install a solar water heating system will be able to pay for the system as an item on their monthly electricity bill. Participation in the pilot program would be voluntary. Participating electric utilities will be required to submit proposed tariffs to provide for their recovery of the costs of the systems over a term not to exceed 75 percent of the expected life of the system, in monthly amounts that are less than the expected reductions in the consumer's electricity bill expected to result from the installation of the system. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/21/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088143688
12/21/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2008Assigned C & L sub: 1
01/17/2008Passed by in Commerce and Labor with letter
02/05/2008Impact statement from SCC (HB153)


Doug Smith writes:

Great move toward emerging energy technology. Solar water heating is an ancient "technology" but it is rare to see a system for residential customers. Why is the SCC is driver though?

Adam B. writes:

This should be for any residential alternative energy.

Ben Thacker-Gwaltney writes:

What is in the letter?