As we’re speaking right this instant, your electric bill is helping to pay for someone else’s solar panels. That’s the reality of our outdated system in Iowa. I hope that our legislators work to pass HF 669, new legislation currently being considered that would alleviate this problem and bring fairness to the system.
Don’t get me wrong: using a solar panel is a great opportunity to harness some of the cleanest, most renewable energy imaginable.
But while a solar panel is efficient, it also needs to constantly tap into the same energy grid we all use.