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Puerto Rico’s Rooftop Solar Boom Is at Risk, Advocates Warn

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Advocates are warning that Puerto Rico’s rooftop solar expansion is under threat due to regulatory and policy challenges, including issues with net-metering. Despite a surge in solar installations driven by the island’s need for resilient and sustainable energy solutions post-Hurricane Maria, recent policy shifts and inadequate government support could stall progress. Key issues include bureaucratic hurdles, inconsistent incentives, and proposed changes to net-metering policies that could reduce financial benefits for solar users. Advocates stress the importance of continued support for renewable energy initiatives to ensure energy independence and environmental sustainability for Puerto Rico. The potential slowdown in solar growth poses risks to both the local economy and the broader goal of transitioning to clean energy.

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