Here in Nevada as I read it (YMMV) they can also sign off based on the projected consumption based on size of the house.05/16 mini update
Just got my application back from local utility and they didn't sign off on the size of my system due to my previous 12 month usage not being high enough. Utility does not allow you to exceed 12 months of previous usage. I reached out to the Utility guys and pleaded my case about having a new Electric car that increases my monthly usage from 2.2x to 2.6x my normal usage which is why the system is so big. They seemed more concerned with making sure I was sizing my system appropriate to my usage than anything. They have had a lot of people get Solar expecting to zero out their bill and with the 4.5 cents per kWh buyback they barely save $30 off their bill.
I let him know with the CT's on the Sol-Ark I can set export limits to whatever they wanted. My goal is to use them as a backup not send as much power as possible for a bill credit.
The other issue was not having a meter on my Single Line Diagram which I didn't know about. I thought they would only use a bi-directional meter at the main service but they also want one after the inverter before the AC side hits any load. He told me it was to track production which allows them to apply for my "Green" credits from the state. Adds a bit of complexity and another thing to mount but not a big deal.
Great advice!Here in Nevada as I read it (YMMV) they can also sign off based on the projected consumption based on size of the house.
From the Net Metering & Energy Storage Device (ESD) Interconnection
July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
6.4 Livable Square Footage
The system may be sized based on the interior living area of the residence. In northern Nevada the
solar system may be up to 2 watts (CEC-AC) per square foot of interior living space; in southern Nevada
the solar system may be up to 2.8 watts (CEC-AC) per square foot of interior living space. If 12 months
of energy usage history exists, then the watts per square foot of interior living space method may not
This is why most solar places recommend you buy atleast 2, preferably 4 extra panels in case of shipping damage. If you end up with extras, then put them in storage in case one goes bad in the next few years.
With my luck, I always end up needing them lol
Yeah the terms are all over the place. Especially the unposted policy that just happens to get mentioned when I reach out.Signature’s Shipping page: NOTE: If this is in regards to returning damaged or mis-ordered products please use the Return Merchandise Authorization Form. That RMA link brings one to UnboundSolar Terms and Conditions: https://unboundsolar.com/support/terms-conditions
No where does it say they can just give you a partial credit on your order and not replace the damaged goods.
If you where to buy more panels-buy 5 and then sell 4. Better for others in even bundles
can you post a link to the wire way box you have