Friday, July 16, 2010

One June SREC

SRECTrade Customer Service got back to me pretty quickly. It turns out that we sold one June SREC for $665.04. I'm pretty sure we've done two in a month at least once so I'm having a hard time figuring out how we only had one. But we only had one.


Anonymous said...

I don't know how this blog thing works but I had a salesman from mercury solar give me estimate for a solar system and he says that I cannot put more than 34 panels even though the roof can hold 47. He says that there is a law against this. Is he correct?

Dave Conifer said...

The way it worked for us was roughly this: the installer went over some recent electric bills and set up a system that would produce roughly how much we used acccording to those bills. I think the idea is that they don't want to set residential systems up as power exporters. Do I understand that logic or think it makes sense? No, but whatever.

So yeah, there is a limit on how big a system you can install and it isn't based on how much roof space you have -- it's based on how much power you've used in the past.

I'm 99% sure I'm right about this but I'm going to check it because the last thing I want to do is spread disinformation.

NorthernYankee said...

Dave is pretty much spot on, the electric companies don't want us being exporters, so they basically have to approve a certain amount of panels before you can have the system hooked up.