Indiana enacted a very controversial anti-solar energy law (SEA 309) in 2017, despite broad-based opposition from an array of public interest groups, renewable energy companies, and tech CEOs. In essence, SEA 309 eliminates net metering, which credits solar owners, at the retail rate, for any solar electricity that they do not use on-site. Since SEA 309’s passage, lawmakers, on both sides of the aisle, are increasingly interested in ways to promote rooftop solar.
- HB 1196 – provides a path for prospective solar owners to be able to install rooftop solar in neighborhoods governed by a homeowner association that may have restrictions or prohibitions against rooftop solar
- HB 1304 – enables future solar owners to take advantage of traditional “monthly netting” when net metering is replaced by a new credit mechanism
- HB 1136 – extends net metering by three years; raises the cap on net metering from 1.5% to 3%; allows cities, counties, and schools to aggregate no more than 3 meters for net metering
- HB 1250 – requires each investor owned utility to establish community solar projects every two years
HB 1196 is set to become law! Thanks very much for your calls and emails. HB 1304, HB 1136, and HB 1250 were all unfortunately denied hearings.
HB 1196 House Vote Sheet (1/24/22)
HB 1196 Senate Vote Sheet (2/24/22)
HB 1196 House Vote Sheet (3/1/22)