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Theodosia Wade
16:07
Thanks for our Solarize Newton Morgan program Don! Congratulations on this new position!
Bailey Shea, she/her (SELC)
24:55
Looks like there's also a 2:30 subcommittee meeting on Gullet's bill: https://www.legis.ga.gov/schedule/house/AQIARgAAAxpEc5CqZhHNm8gAqgAvxFoJAGeQLC1kSDdIixjC7EHFmfIAAAJaYAAAANZQGGA2fqFiaHBHrewZqJ2eET4AAhdbcTAAAAAuAAADGkRzkKpmEc2byACqACGGA2fEWgMAZ5AsLWRIN0iLGMLsQcWZ8gAAAlpgAAAA
Jennette Gayer
25:28
Ga Solar has a great web page with information for homeowners interested in solar here: https://www.gasolar.org/solar-for-georgia-homeowners
Solar Tyme USA - Jonnell Minefee
25:42
What is monthly netting please?
Solar Tyme USA - Jonnell Minefee
26:15
That's very nice, Madam Jennette!! Thank you for sharing!!
Tim
29:18
Unrelated question. Is there any reason why GA Power are not in the residential solar business? I'm just wondering if there's a reason they don't install/rent/sell solar panels to home owners
Jennette Gayer
30:27
They do have a small residential solar program that partners with installers. They invest much more in utility scale solar.
SustainableNewton
30:33
Do SB583 and HB1491 include restrictions on what standby fees can be charged?
Jennette Gayer
31:18
Yes.
Evelyn Brewer
33:00
Would any of these bills allow solar customers with home batteries to gird-charge their batteries during off-peak periods, thus helping to further improve the resilience and efficiency of the gird?
Tim
33:24
Does that apply to historic neighborhoods?
Judith
33:58
Do any of these bills address lifting the cap?
Montana Busch
34:10
Negative, Evelyn. That's a great one to advocate for in the future though
Jessica Wahl
34:10
SB 583 action link: https://environmentgeorgia.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=49181
Jennette Gayer
34:23
Tim--I am 90% sure it does not but I'll confirm.
Seth Gunning
34:57
Judith, SB253 lifts the caps on monthly netting for Georgia Power and EMC customers
Judith
35:33
Thanks Seth, the language wasn't clear to me.
Bailey Shea, she/her (SELC)
35:34
Thanks Don! SELC's action link is here: https://act.southernenvironment.org/bNL3ZFX
Jessica Wahl
35:55
HB 1083 action link: https://environmentgeorgia.webaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=48835
Seth Gunning
36:16
Evelyn, I’m not aware of utility policy explicitly restricting the ability to grid-charge battery energy storage. Some battery manufacturers don’t allow it
Bailey Shea, she/her (SELC)
36:20
(Not pushing for our action link over EG's! Encourage using allll the action links. :)
Montana Busch
39:32
Good point, Seth. I think that could be clarified through legislation, possibly along with EV2G (EV to grid) framework.
Evelyn Brewer
39:43
Seth, my sense is that the manufacturers that don’t allow it (ex. Tesla) are doing so because of possible state/utility prohibition, except when there are no solar panels or there is a weather emergency.
Don Moreland
43:16
Georgia Legislative Update Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QVuwlWHZmyz_OFeD0P3QVywIFyaFl6ke/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109329059724903287219&rtpof=true&sd=true
Judith
55:45
What'a the name of the podcast?
Julia Pyper
56:01
Check out Residential Renewables for All and sign up here! https://resirenewables.com/
Julia Pyper
56:23
The podcast is called Political Climate! You can listen and subscribe here: https://www.canarymedia.com/podcasts/political-climate
Nathan Shaffer
01:03:15
Exciting to hear bout Q cell. Just curious, why don’t you have solar panels on your factory roof? Seems like commercial rooftop solar is way underutilized.
marilyn brown
01:06:08
Don Moreland, Thank you very much for sharing your legislative policy update on Georgia Solar Policy. I’ll be sharing it with my Georgia Tech students, who are so supportive of all things solar!
Steve
01:12:12
Thank you everyone.
Jessica Wahl
01:12:21
jwahl@environmentgeorgia.org
Jessica Wahl
01:12:33
Please reach out if you're interested in advocating for solar in Georgia!
Giuseppe Brizi
01:12:49
Thank you all! Don congratulations!
Bette
01:13:31
We were just denied solar in our community because of HOA Covenants. Is there anyone willing to make a presentation to our HOA about the value of solar?
ChrisR
01:15:03
Thanks to all presenters! Awesome, as usal
ChrisR
01:15:16
usual :) !
Newton Galloway
01:15:55
Janette: Was about to get off, but heard this. The covenants are contracts, and may violate public policy as they deny rights under the Co-Gen Act. NMG
Newton Galloway
01:16:26
Janette: Don't have audio here. Sorry.
Newton Galloway
01:17:07
Have Bette give me a call. NMG
Jennette Gayer
01:17:19
Jennette@environmentgeorgia.org