New Fees Possible For Future Solar Energy Customers
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Prospective solar energy customers could face new fees, and experts say it could delay a return on investment. Jeff Tegrotenhuis’ solar panels cost about $8,000 to install. He saves about $50 a month. That's about a 15 year return on his investment. Tegrotenhuis' current solar energy system is grandfathered in, but under a statehouse proposal, future solar customers won't. The bill allows energy companies to charge solar users about $27 a month to use the energy grid.