I oppose Excel Energy’s cancellation of the rebate for solar energy systems. This rebate of $2.35 per kilowatt hour is a great help for people of modest means to install PV panels to promote clean, emission free energy, to protect against future rate increases, and to help make our country more energy independent. With the current turmoil in the Middle East, and the threat of cutbacks on imported energy, this the worst possible time to create a disincentive for producing our own energy with Colorado sunshine. The charge to ratepayers is next to nothing – only $1.25 per month per household – and solar system owners pay this charge too. Excel should withdraw this action.