28 Jul '15, 10am

Delays for Solar Connection Increase

Delays for Solar Connection Increase

The length of time that homeowners must wait for permission to fire up their solar panels and begin producing power varies widely around the country, but the average was up sharply between 2013 and 2014. UtilityDive.com , citing a report by EQ Research, said that the average wait was up by 68% in that one-year period. Connecticut Light & Power had the best record, an average of five days; Pepco in Maryland had the worst record in the country, an average of 76 days, the website said. That's three times as long as the median wait, and five times slower than Baltimore Gas & Electric, another Maryland utility. Over the course of the year, the median wait increased from 18 days to 25 days, which the report attributes to a growing number of regulations. The study, undertaken for the Solar Energy Industry Association, a trade group, recommended that utility regulators set firm de...

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