Re: [hreg] Fwd: [TurningHoustonGreen] Comment: "Does The Meter Really Turn Backwards With Solar?"
- If you install solar or windpower, or any other form of "distributed generation", then Centerpoint needs to know about it for the safety of their lineman. They require a lockable disconnect between the solar and the line. See their website for the specifics. At the moment, I am consuming 4.61 k-watts. If I had solar, I would need more than 4610 watts in order to slow down and stop the meter. I do not know what the local arrangement is, if you generate more than you consume. I think that in Cal, the value of the excess energy is what you pay for it. Locally, the value of that which you generate is on a par with what you pay, up until the time the meter reverses. Until we get net metering in Texas, I would not plan on turning the meter backwards. I would think that local energy providers would welcome the installation of solar, in order to avoid building more coal power plants. The cost of coal after cap and trade ( or fee and dividend) is implemented, will make solar more attractive.
Thanks, Bill Swann
On Aug 4, 2010, at 10:02 AM, Stephanie Edwards-Musa <steph@...> wrote:
I am curious to know if anyone can answer this question? I honestly have no idea what he is talking about but the question has been addressed on my website a couple times now. If you have a business I would be happy to address it in the response to this guy.
Realtor, Certified EcoBroker
Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors
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Subject: [TurningHoustonGree n] Comment: "Does The Meter Really Turn Backwards With Solar?"
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Is it ok/legal, to plug into a wall outlet and pump power back into your home without notifing the power company or signing a contract in Texas? Doesn't this require an additional meter installed by the power company that only your own generated power plugs into ? Thanks
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