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Solar Proponents Develop Strategies Vs. Utilities' 'Critical Peak Pricing' Higher Central Grid Costs To Incentivize More Solar System Installations; Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (otc pink:SIRC) Will Benefit From Ways To Keep Solar Invest-ment Paybacks

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Dec 31, 2021 (Stock Market Press via COMTEX) -- Welcome to 2022 and higher solar prices for access to the electrical central grid. As utility companies, such as the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), seek to raise rates against solar system homeowners -- solar proponents are fighting back against 'critical peak pricing' from utilities. To incentivize potential solar system buyers, solar proponents have developed strategies to make buying and owning solar a financially efficient investment. Solar installers like Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC PINK: SIRC) will benefit.

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Solar Proponents Develop Strategies Vs. Utilities' 'Critical Peak Pricing' Higher Central Grid Costs To Incentivize More Solar System Installations; Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC PINK: SIRC) Will Benefit From Ways To Keep Solar Investment Paybacks

The strategy involves staying away from the peak-demand higher rate fees utilities seek to charge.

  • Solar storage batteries and systems are critical to side-stepping new higher 'critical peak pricing' from utilities. SIRC is perfectly positioned because it is an authorized installer of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) PowerWall solar battery systems. Homeowners can customize their solar savings by saving their solar-generated electricity for peak time usage -- when electricity costs more from the central grid.

  • Community sharing of stored energy is a new and efficient way to go. As SIRC sells more solar installations, buyers can save money by sharing their solar-generated electricity. That way they are in control of their electrical usage and use it efficiently.

  • Pairing solar with storage is a strategy that beats the highest charged rates from utility companies. SIRC offers homeowners customized solar systems, rechargeable solar storage systems and other integrated strategies to lower electricity costs in the future.

California's proposed decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to lengthen the payback period for consumer solar systems, have thrust solar batteries into a new and decisive role. Bloomberg says adoption of solar batteries will jump. The payback period for new solar systems -- instead of jumping to some 11 years under new net metering laws -- would instead be shortened to only 6-8 years.

That's vital because typically consumers primarily buy solar when the economic payback period is eight years or less , Bloomberg says. That's great news for Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC PINK: SIRC) because it is an authorized installer of Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) PowerWall solar storage battery systems.

Utility companies in other states are carefully watching the CPUC's California decision that views solar as a wealthy vs. low income issue. In other words, they see low income rate payers 'subsidizing' the savings enjoyed by wealthier homeowners who have installed solar. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is due to vote on the proposed rules by late January 2022. It would go into effect by May.

It could mean lower rates owners of solar system receive for selling excess electricity back to the central grid operated by utility companies. It could also mean higher fees charged to access the central grid by solar system owners. Solar Proponents Develop Strategies Vs. Utilities' 'Critical Peak Pricing' Higher Central Grid Costs To Incentivize More Solar System Installations; Solar Integrated Roofing Corp. (OTC PINK: SIRC) Will Benefit From Ways To Keep Solar Investment paybacks.

California solar supporters plan to fight the proposed decision. Solar advocacy groups want California Governor Newsom to have an 'intervention' meeting with regulators in early January to change the proposed ruling before a ruling becomes final later in 2022.

The California case is landmark because this state has the largest number of solar system owners: 1.3 million. It also makes little sense because California legislators voted into law for 2021 a mandate that most new home residences and business buildings be powered by solar.

California required the use of solar -- then California's utilities struck in the other direction by seeking accessing the central electrical grid more expensive through higher fees. Utilities in California would then also pay lower amounts for buying excess solar-generated electricity from homeowners.

"The changes are pretty dramatic, but the market in California will remain pretty big for residential and commercial solar," says Pol Lezcano, a Bloomberg NEF analyst. That's an understatement because California is the largest solar state in the US.

Lezcano added that if the California CPUC decision passes as proposed in early 2022 and federal solar tax credits get extended for 10 years, new residential solar installations in the state will be slightly lower than earlier forecasts.

Solar batteries are center stage in a new and decisive role in the future of California's solar industries. If consumers can count on saving and sharing their own excessive electricity generated by solar -- instead of selling to the utilities and their central grid at a new and lower price -- the payback period can be shortened back again to less than eight years. That will help close sales and installations.

Enter SIRC as an authorized installer of Tesla's (NASDAQ: TSLA) PowerWall solar battery systems. The new California CPUC proposed ruling, if finalized in early 2022, could ultimately mean more solar and battery system sales and installations for SIRC in the new year.

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