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DOVER – The Vote Solar Institute has moved Delaware to “the head of the class” when it comes to connecting renewable resources to the grid in the 2011 edition of its report, “Freeing the Grid”. Delaware was one of three states to earn an “A” grade for both net metering and interconnection policies that support renewable resources such as wind and solar energy, with the report ranking its policies “among the strongest in the country.”
Under Governor Jack Markell’s leadership, Delaware adopted a progressive net-metering law with strong bipartisan support in 2010 (Senate Bill 267, sponsored by Senators Harris McDowell and Gary Simpson and Representatives Dennis Williams and Michael Mulrooney) that makes it easier for utility customers to sell excess renewable energy to the grid.
Delaware is adopting leading-edge interconnection policies that allow small renewable resources to connect to the grid without requiring redundant and restrictive review from PJM Interconnection, the regional grid manager. The Vote Solar report praised the state’s collaboration with local electrical utilities along with the efforts of the Public Service Commission to implement model interconnection standards.
The report highlights Delaware’s progress, noting that the state moved from an “F” to an “A” in the category of interconnection policy:
As of mid-2011, Delaware is poised to adopt interconnection procedures that are among the strongest in the country and have received a score of “A” in Freeing the Grid 2011. In addition, the adoption of rules for aggregate metering and community renewables has greatly expanded opportunities for investment in renewable energy among customer groups who previously would have been unable to fully utilize the state’s solid net metering program. Most importantly, Delaware’s renewable energy policies are finally aligned to bring significant investment in renewable energy to the state.
DNREC Secretary Collin O’Mara welcomed the news, saying, “Under Governor Markell’s leadership, Delaware is taking significant steps to transition towards cleaner sources of energy. Through the innovative clean energy policies recognized in this report, including virtual net-metering, community aggregation, and interconnection policies, Delaware is emerging as one of the best places in the U.S. for clean energy investments.”
“Integrating more clean energy into the grid puts more people to work, supports capital investment, and promotes a healthier environment,” Gov. Markell said. “Through strong bipartisan support, Delaware has demonstrated repeatedly that we can strengthen our economy and improve our environment at the same time.”
Vote Solar cites Delaware’s progressive polices including simplified interconnection procedures, aggregate net metering that allows customers to link several meters on a farm or college campus, and allowing communities to link multiple home meters to one jointly-owned renewable resource.
The report is available at http://www.newenergychoices.org/uploads/FreeingTheGrid2011.pdf.
Solair installed our panels in June, 2012. We are extremely pleased with the entire process. Each step was handled in a professional manner. Dan Burton and Jeff Burton kept us informed and educated us as we progressed through each stage of the project. We can’t wait to get our electric bills now. Our electric bill for September was less than $21.
-Bob and Steph Godby
I would like to take this opportunity to express how pleased Sherry and I are with the Photovoltaic system that Solair installed at our home in Selbyville. From the initial contact with Dan, the build out with Allen and the construction team, to the final steps with you in setting up the SREC account, the process has been flawless.
We have seen an incredible reduction in our monthly Delmarva Power bills since the solar array came online. The fact that Solair utilizes Enphase Energy’s microinverter technology versus a single inverter is a big plus in achieving the desired results. With each panel operating individually, the shading from a couple of our trees only affects the shaded panel rather than the string of panels or the entire array. Had we elected to go with a contractor using single inverter technology I am certain our energy production would be greatly reduced.
I would like to thank all of the Solair team for a job well done; it was a pleasure doing business with Solair.
Question: What if you live in a community that doesn’t allow solar, but you still want the financial benefits of your own solar array?
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Answer: Solair LLC can show you how you can own your small power plant.
Answer: Solair LLC can show you how you can take advantage of big tax credits to put solar on someone else’s home or business.
Answer: We pair you the investor with credit worthy individuals and companies that have the desire to also benefit from solar, but may not have the upfront cash to get it done.
Answer: Solair’s solar equipment has 25 year manufacturer’s warranties. When combined with Solair’s workmanship guarantee, being your own Power Purchase Investor is easier than you think.
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With the help of Solair LLC, Roxana Volunteer Fire Company is now Green. Really Green!
Solair LLC installed this 73 kilowatt solar array using Motech “Made in Delaware” solar modules. Solair then paired these 312 solar modules with 312 Enphase micro inverters for a system that outperforms traditional solar arrays.
Roxana Volunteer Fire Company now gets about 85% of the power they use every year directly from the sun instead of fossil fuels. Now that is GREEN!
Now Roxana can use their energy savings dollars to better serve, protect and educate their community.
Read more about this innovative fire company at http://www.roxana90.com/
The membership, officials and board of directors are to be commended on this great endeavor.
To find out how your fire company can go green and save HUGE money with solar by Solair call us right now. 302-841-1108 or email us at email@example.com.
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The state’s large solar farm in Stanton, Tenn., will officially open with a 3 p.m. ceremony on Thursday.
The state of Tennessee and University of Tennessee are hosting the event at the 25-acre, 5-megawatt West Tennessee Solar Farm. It features about 21,000 ground-mounted photovoltaic solar panels and is estimated to provide enough energy for 500 homes and offset use of 250 tons of coal per month.
The generated electricity is distributed through purchase agreements with local utility Chickasaw Electric Cooperative and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Next year, an information and welcome center is planned there to to house Spectrum,an educational solar exhibit. Since Interstate 40 passes nearby, officials are counting on lots of visitors stopping by and learning firsthand about solar energy.
The solar energy industry has been a rapidly growing sector of the state’s economy, with 180 for-profit companies in its solar value chain and 6,400 people employed in solar-related industries, a release about the project said.
Among those expected for the ribbon cutting are Dr. David Milhorn, executive vice president, University of Tennessee; Paul Fassbender, assistant commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; John Schroer, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Transportation; Franklin Smith, mayor, Haywood County; Ben Fischer, president, Signal Energy; and John Collins, president, Chickasaw Electric.
In 2009, the state allocated $62.5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act economic stimulus funds to the Volunteer State Solar Initiative, including the West Tennessee Solar Farm and the Tennessee Solar Institute.
Working through the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, the University of Tennessee is responsible for installation and operation of the power-generation facility. Signal Energy LLC of Chattanooga designed and built the solar farm.
— Staff Reports