FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Solar Bill has cleared the Kentucky House.
Senate Bill 100 calls for the Public Service Commission to determine the rate utilities pay for excess power generated by homes with solar panels.
Critics of the bill say the legislation would put the solar industry out of business and hurt small businesses selling and manufacturing solar power equipment.
Supporters argue the bill keeps utility customers who aren't using solar from paying for it.
The bill passed the House on a 71-24 vote and now goes back to the Senate for concurrence.