NRG Energy, one of the country’s largest power generators and electricity retailers, purchased one of the country’s biggest residential solar companies last week, making the utility a leader in adapting its business model to the changing energy landscape.
NRG announced that it purchased New Jersey-based Roof Diagnostics Solar last week. The solar installer, which has more than 475 employees across the country, will now operate under the name NRG Residential Solar Services.
Just this month, Utah, Washington, Louisiana and Vermont legislatures and regulators have chosen rooftop solar system owners’ interests over those of the utilities.
The 3 to 2 decision from the state’s Public Utility Commission makes a significant statement in the midst of controversy over net metering payments for rooftop solar customers in states from Vermont to Colorado.