Anyone considering a solar project in the near future should get moving sooner than later. State cash incentives are going to continue to decrease, and net metering (which provides a 100% offset to the retail price of electricity for 30+ years) will be going away.
State governments are moving to “finance models” which will also give utilities a profit incentive from solar and other forms of “distributed generation”. The good news is that solar will become a key component of the energy mix. The downside is that solar latecomers will be sharing their savings with the utilities.
Read more about the future of solar in the article form Renew Grid: Groups Call On Utility Regulators To Adopt Policies That Benefit Customers And Environment