Going for Solar – New Electric Meter (Step 7)

One of the steps to having a grid-tied solar installation is that you need to have an electric meter that can go both ways.  We are fortunate that we live in Massachusetts which has a long history of net-metering and our electric company, National Grid, quickly approved our application and installed our meter so effortlessly that it was almost shocking.

Our new bi-directional electric meter

One morning, shortly after our Utility Interconnection Application was approved, we had a knock on the door and the utility company was here to change the meter.  There was a brief 5 second power outage as they removed the old single directional meter and replaced it with a new bi-directional meter.  They let us know they were done and that was that.

If only more steps were this easy, everyone would have solar.

Happy Greening!
Jon & Alicia

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Going for Solar Series

To learn more about residential solar installations, check out our series Going for Solar, which details every step from dreaming about installing solar, through picking a contractor and the steps in construction.  We provide information and advice for every step of the way, as well as different approaches such as paying for it yourself versus leasing a system.  Don’t miss the steps on how much money we saved during our first year of usage!

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