25 Sep '12, 5pm

Why We Pay Double for Solar in America (But Won't Forever) #solarenergy #solartech

There’s an article in the most recent issue of PHOTON describing a German family that got a 4.6 kW PV array installed and interconnected to their roof 8 days after calling a solar installer for the first time. The homeowner had a proposal from the installer within 8 hours. The installer called the utility the morning of the installation to request an interconnect that afternoon. The installer called at 10am, the utility came and installed 2 new meters and approved the interconnect at 2:37pm– the same day. The online registration of the PV system with Federal Grid agency and approval of the feed-in tariff took 5 minutes. I’m sure that not every project gets completed that fast in Germany, but an interconnection and permitting process that takes less than a day?! 10 times that…would still be just incredible. By comparison, New York City’s permitting goal under Solar America ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2012/09...

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