Viktor wrote:Anyone dealt with IREA - my understanding is they have no viable incentives for solar install and simply are against it - citing too high of a cost. And we cant really change electric provider here in CO, and these guys claim that since they are coop they can care less about utility commissioner or any other state officials for that matter.
Most of the rural co-ops are very anti-renewables. And they do have less rigorous renewable energy requirements under state law (and keep trying to get those eased).
But not all co-ops are the same. Mine, San Miguel Power Association
, is very pro-renewables, with generous incentives and a huge community solar array
, because that reflects the views of the majority of their membership. You might want to talk to the co-op director for your district, attend board meetings, and otherwise lobby for a more renewable friendly policy. After all, they work for you. That won't help in the short run, but if enough co-op members make their feelings known, it might change things in the long run. As happened here.