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Rooftop Solar's Beating Megaprojects

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The nation's use of solar power is still lower than it could be— especially considering certain mandated goalposts— but utilities aren't helping. Faced with competition from homeowners with rooftop panels, some of them are trying to tack on energy surcharges to homes and businesses using their own photovoltaics. Neighborly! Doesn't mask this ugly fact though: "In 2008, rooftop solar added more than 10 times the amount of power to the country's grid than utilities did." [Newsweek]