The next front in the net-metering battle: Utah
When Blue Raven Solar officially launched in January 2015, the Utah-based solar installer employed CEO Ryan Lee, his brother and four other people. Today, the company payroll is around 300, its employees sprinkled across six states. But Blue Raven may no longer be welcome in its home state. Utah's sole investor-owned utility, Rocky Mountain Power, has proposed a series of fixed charges on rooftop panel owners, in a move that photovoltaic advocates say would effectively crush the Beehive State's nascent solar industry.