Supreme Court rules solar panel charge discriminatory

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The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday found that utility companies can't charge homeowners more than other consumers for using solar panels to produce their own energy.

The court found that a demand fee levied against customers who installed rooftop solar panel systems violated state law because it was discriminatory.

The court said the Kansas Corporation Commission erred by approving the charge, which environmentalists called "morally and economically unfair." It sent the case back to the commission for further consideration.

"We are reviewing the court . . .

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