Gov. Charlie Baker is trying to reach a compromise with clean energy builders and advocates on how best to expand the state's burgeoning solar energy industry without clean electricity prices hitting ratepayers in the pocket.

Baker's proposal would raise both the public and private caps on how much reimbursable solar energy generators can contribute to the local grid which is operated by utility companies.

Most clean energy costs more to produce than traditional fossil fuels energy and utility ratepayers could see those costs passed down to them — which sets up a debate for this fall on Beacon hill over what the right balance should be for the caps.