Elon Musk Blasts California’s ‘Bizarre’ New Solar Tax Proposal, Tells People To Complain To Gavin Newsom

Elon Musk Blasts California’s ‘Bizarre’ New Solar Tax Proposal, Tells People To Complain To Gavin Newsom


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is criticizing California lawmakers over a “bizarre” new solar tax, while the automaker created a website for people to send complaints to Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA).

The California Public Utilities Commission’s proposal would “evolve decarbonization incentive efforts to meet the state’s groundbreaking clean energy goals” by creating a “grid participation charge” of $8 per kilowatt for residential solar panel users. Tesla — which operates Tesla Energy, a venture that sells and installs solar panel systems — is condemning the move:

Bowing to pressure from the California utilities, the CPUC is proposing new net metering rules (NEM 3.0) that includes a “grid access” fee of $8/kW of installed solar per month – in addition to other fees – that could add between $50-$80/month to

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