I kinda knew this last part of the process was going to be the worst... based on my own small survey of anyone I have ever run across who has ever purchased solar- 100% negative reviews on Xcel energy. What I was prepared to fight though was my last payment to Project Solar- I still owe them $2k for the install.. but per the contract they don't get paid until I have an approved system and permission to operate, so we wait. They must hate installs in this area... even if they're net30 with the install company they still have to carry that for some amount of time.. they were done 6 weeks ago.Sounds like it's starting to be as bad as my experience with Xcel. Sorry Tim
Not surprising, enrollment in the small scale rewards program (under 25 kW sizes are targeted a total of 12 MW for the program) has been sold out for a while.looks like the rules just changed according to an email from xcel, no more production meters if I am reading it correctly (for systems under 10kw)
Just an update we called your utility they are estimating for the meter to be set by end of the month depending on if the Dec. 6 shipment goes through.
The good news is that since you were supposed to have the meter set clear back in Oct. that you are on the priority list so you should be one of the first on the list for the meter to be set!
Oh sweet, I'm on the priority list!
So if I'm reading between the lines correctly these meters are on a shipping container? So subject to all the same port issues as your Beanie Babies and Tickle me Elmos... gonna guess it won't be December 6th. But hey, who had January in the pool? you could be a winner... also if you're keeping track at home I committed to this in May, so going on 7 months now. Was quoted an operational system by August.
Yowza. What are you running with a system that size?I just paid for a pretty big solar system. 12K inverter, 18.5KWh of Lithium battery storage. I'm pretty glad that all I have to worry about is the electrical inspector, and never have to deal with Xcel or any other utility.
It'll be a while before it gets here, and I'm installing it myself, but when it's all said and done (likely next summer before I get to build the carport/solar array to generate WAY too much energy) I'll have more power than I can shake a stick at, AND charge a couple electric vehicles.
Everything.Yowza. What are you running with a system that size?