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https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/05/08/new-york-utility-giving-free-hardware-to-solar-and-ev-buyers/
New York utility gives free hardware to solar and EV buyers
May 8, 2019 John Weaver

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Unit Attached

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Meter Inserted

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Solar Wiring inside of hardware
]

ConEdison is supplying the ConnectDER solution—which accepts solar and EV
wiring directly at the electric meter—when customers install solar and
electric vehicles. Installation of the device avoids costly electric panel
upgrades.

The ConnectDER [
https://www.connectder.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Simple-ConnectDER-CUTSHEET.pdf
] (pdf) attaches directly to your electric meter, accepting wiring from
electric vehicle (EV) charging systems or up to 15 kWac of solar power, and
of course it has appropriately sized fuses. The purpose of the unit is to
allow installation professionals to skip dealing with a home’s electric
panel, lowering labor, hardware, and—eventually—paperwork soft costs.

ConEdison is now offering, free of charge, the ConnectDER [
https://www.coned.com/en/about-con-edison/media/news/20190503/con-edison-helps-customers-save-on-solar?fbclid=IwAR2Yu-3W2J6ic58G6hF1CpoguX-NcAJW85lK97Xf9DfZA4q4q61Q7bgm2wc
] to all residential customers who install solar panels or electric vehicle
chargers. The utility suggests avoiding an upgrade to the home’s circuit
breaker panel can save a customer up to $2,500.

ConEdison ran a two-year pilot program where it installed 300 of the devices
on Staten Island, and suggests the units give it greater insight into the
generation and demand of distributed solar and EV chargers.

The basic version—possibly the Simple ConnectDER (above) versus the Smart
ConnectDER (below)—costs about $400, though this information wasn’t
available from the manufacturer. ConnectDER’s website suggests that more
than 5,000 of the units have been installed.

The product is a collar that is installed between a standard 2-phase
residential electric meter and a meter socket case. The collar is equipped
with two electrical interfaces in a terminal block, which connect to the
circuit below the home’s metering point (a line side tap).  Solar PV is
connected to the grid by wiring it to the terminals.

With the California mandate requiring all new homes to have solar power [
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/05/07/solar-power-plus-a-whole-lot-more-on-every-house-in-california/
], and groups like Green Mountain Power allowing Tesla to be your utility
approved home monitoring system [
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/05/03/tesla-powerwalls-as-the-beating-heart-of-your-home/
], and electric utilities getting ready for 100% solar power by controlling
inverters [
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/04/25/california-coming-to-trust-100-residential-solar-power/
], it seems there is a fully opened front on innovation where solar power
interconnects to the grid. The costs associated with this work represents at
least 10% of the costs—onsite labor and hardware—of a residential solar
power installation.

This piece of hardware, if we outfit homes at the time of construction,
gives a pathway to refinement of the engineering needs, simplification of
permitting, and quickening of interconnection documentation, all of which
slow down the installation process (and that time between processes in and
of itself adds costs). These soft costs are what stand between us and $1/W
residential solar power [
https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/05/14/california-residential-solar-power-headed-to-1-12-w-2-5%C2%A2-kwh/
] ... [© pv-magazine-usa.com]


+
https://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/solar_to_power_new_rolec_electric_vehicle_chargers
Rolec unveils new PV-powered electric vehicle charger range
May 7, 2019  Rolec EV ... solar powered (EV) charger for homeowners who
have, or intend to have, solar ... WallPod:Ev SolarCharge includes two
charging modes, allowing for charging from a combination of solar and the
grid or solar alone ...
https://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/files/images/EV_SolarCharge_Graphic_Editorial_new_version.png




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Re: EVLN: NY utility gives free solar hardware to EV buyers

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Free you say? I bet it allows the utility to not only monitor your
Solar/EV system, but control it too.

Al

On 5/14/2019 12:47 AM, brucedp5 via EV wrote:
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> https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/05/08/new-york-utility-giving-free-hardware-to-solar-and-ev-buyers/
> New York utility gives free hardware to solar and EV buyers
> May 8, 2019 John Weaver
>
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