Solar Laws and Processes

HOA

A Home Owners Association (HOA) is an organization of homeowners of a particular subdivision, condominium or planned unit development. The HOA typically is a governing body for the community and has authority over modifications made to a property within its community.

Solar Permitting

Permitting is required for large scale construction projects on existing structures for most jurisdictions having authority (JHAs). The permitting process allows jurisdictions to ensure that these types of projects are being conducted by those with the appropriate training and licenses, and that those projects will not negatively affect a structure or community in an unanticipated manner.

Net Metering

Net meteringNet metering is the practice of allowing surplus solar power generated by a home or business to send that electricity… More is the practice of allowing surplus solar power generated by a home or business to send that electricity back to the power grid. Net meteringNet metering is the practice of allowing surplus solar power generated by a home or business to send that electricity… More allows solar customers to only pay for the “net” energy used from the grid during a given time period. When excess power is being sent back to the utility grid, a customer’s meter may slow down or even spin backwards.

Jursdiction Having Authority (JHA)

Refers to the territorial jurisdiction in which a home resides. The jurisdiction (city, township or county), is responsible for overseeing adherence to laws, standards and codes within its scope of authority.

Interconnection Application

An application submitted to your utility, requesting permission to add a grid-tied distributed generation system to their infrastructure. Essentially, the application tells the utility that a consumer on their grid is planning on not only consuming energy, but also supplying energy. This application allows the utility to determine the impact this energy generation will have on the grid infrastructure.

Solar Rights Act

The Solar Rights ActThe Solar Rights Act, enacted in New Mexico in 1978 and amended in 2007, bars restrictions by home owners’ associations… More, enacted in New Mexico in 1978 and amended in 2007, bars restrictions by home owners’ associations (HOAs) on the installation of solar-energy systems. These entities can impose reasonable restrictions on a solar energySolar energy is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energy is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours… More solar energySolar energy is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energy is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours… More is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. solar energySolar energy is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energy is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours… More is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours (MWh). More system that do not significantly increase the cost of the system or significantly decrease its efficiency or specified performance

Commissioning

Solar commissioning (or PV system commissioning) is a safety process initiated by your utility to test and turn on your solar array. Once the solar array is commissioned, it will then generate solar energySolar energy is electromagnetic energy transmitted from the sun. Solar energy is measured is kilowatt hours (kWh) or megawatt hours (MWh). More.

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