TASC member companies are responsible for thousands of jobs and hundreds of thousands of rooftop solar installations on homes, schools, businesses, and government buildings across the country. By 2016, over a million homes will have rooftop solar, and solar adoption in low to medium income areas continues to grow.
In 2012, the utility trade association Edison Electric Institute (EEI) issued a report titled “Disruptive Challenges” that laid out a grave new threat to the traditional utility business model: rooftop solar panels. The report explains that consumer-driven residential solar is a “disruption” to utilities’ long-standing business model. For almost a century, monopoly utilities have made money by building large infrastructure projects and then sending ratepayers the bill.
As the Washington Post lays out, to protect their profits, utilities and fossil fuel supporters began a “determined campaign” to stop rooftop solar competition.
TASC was founded to fight back and enable consumers to choose cheaper, cleaner solar energy.
Despite years of utility attacks against competition, TASC has won 98% of the battles we have been up against. TASC is successful because we help bring people to the debate.
After all, power in politics comes from two places — money and people. And people of all political persuasions want solar! Even a recent utility-backed poll found that over 80% of voters want solar customers to receive fair compensation for the power they produce, at or above retail credit.