Tuesday, October 27, 2009

No Change

No recent posts because there's been no change. The system continues to generate gobs of power, and we're still waiting for the state bureaucracy to certify our system...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cranking the Power!

Yeah, I've been grumpy about system approval and SRECs and bureaucracy. There's one thing that I'm not grumpy about: how well the system works!

On a day like today -- not a cloud in the sky -- the electric meter is spinning backwards so fast that it looks like the blade on one of those meat slicers behind the deli counter.

Give me a few minutes with a whetstone and I'd have all I need to open a sandwich shop.

The meter reading is already back to what it read in mid-August. This system is generating way more power than we (a family of five) use and the clean energy we don't use is going back out onto the grid to be used by others.

Solar power is not reliable enough to be a huge component in any national energy plan but what's happening right here on my roof is definitely something to consider.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

More Red Tape -- A Month's Worth

It'll be another 3-4 weeks, according to the note I just received from NCEP.


There is a process that needs to take place before you will receive your NJ Certification #. The inspector has to send in your passed inspection report and than it needs to be processed and put into a check batch, at which time your NJ Cert # will be generated and you will received a letter in the mail with your assigned #. This will take approx 3-4 weeks.


Senior Operations Specialist

NJ Clean Energy Program

Passed State Inspection

The system passed inspection. I don't know when or how (or at least I didn't until I finally read this proclamation from the inspector a few minutes ago). So now that I have successfully begged for that, I will now turn my attention to begging NJCEP for a state certification number so we can start generating and selling SRECs.

Forgive me if I'm not jumping up and down and clicking my heels. Somehow it just doesn't seem like a great victory.