In Alabama, You Could Pay the Utility $9,000 for Having Solar on Your Roof

By [email protected] As residential solar markets go, Alabama is about as small as you can get.

Among the 43 states plus D.C. that GTM Research tracks individually, it ranks 42. It has just 1 megawatt of residential systems installed. According to GTM Research solar analyst Austin Perea, it’s hardly “a blip on the radar.”

“In the realm of what’s happening in residential solar, I’d say what’s happening in Alabama may be the least important thing,” said Perea.

How did the state win that distinction? Through a mix of regressive policies.

Alabama doesn’t have net metering, but it does have a fixed fee on any

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