Solar Energy Interconnection Part One

Did you know that Integrity Solar Solutions manages interconnection services for its customers? When you interconnect to the grid, it may be an extremely cost-effective manner in which you can determine whether solar energy projects move forward or stand still.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the continued popularity and growth of the distributed solar market has actually prompted electric utilities, regulators and others to consider improvements to the interconnection process.

But what actually is interconnection?

Well, we’re glad you asked.

First off, you need to understand that solar power systems and electric systems work together. And in the great state of New Jersey, according to PSE&G, most solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are connected to the local utility’s electric system.

Come wintertime, like now for instance, this connection is extremely valuable. Why? On a snowy day or one when there’s heavy cloud coverage, you’ll require power from the electric system. And another benefit, according to the article, “Solar Power and Net Metering,” is at times when your photovoltaic system may be generating more power than what’s actually needed, the “overage” flows into the electric system and earns, what we call in the business, “energy credits” that reduce future bills.

So, yes, Integrity Solar Solutions can and will assist in:

- Net Metering - Net Consumption

Stay tuned for a deeper explanation of the terminology mentioned above in an upcoming feature. We’ll be back at the speed of light!