Ridgway Office Solar Installation
Also known as on-grid, grid-tied, or utility-interactive (UI), grid-intertied solar-electric systems generate solar electricity and route it to the electric utility grid, offsetting a home's or business's electrical consumption and, in some instances, even turning the electric meter backwards. Living with a grid-connected solar-electric system is no different than living with grid power, except that some or all of the electricity you use comes from the sun.
In many states, the utility credits a homeowner's account for excess solar electricity produced. This amount can then be applied to the account during other months when the system produces less or when electrical consumption is greater. This arrangement is called net metering or net billing. The specific terms of net metering laws and regulations vary from state to state and utility to utility. Consult your local electricity provider or state regulatory agency for their guidelines.
San Miguel Power would like to recognize representatives from all of the existing photovoltaic companies in our service territory who were in business at the time this project was proposed.
The companies and people involved include:
- Alternative Power Enterprises, Inc.
- Veritas Solar
- Great Solar Works
- Mountain Power
- and in Memory of Glen Harcourt of Steeprock Jointery