Con Edison is offering, free of charge, a device that can save upwards of $1,000 for a residential customer installing a new solar array. The Smart ConnectDER, built by ConnectDER, Con Edison’s partner on the project, allows the customer to avoid the cost of upgrading the circuit breaker panel. It also eliminates the need for excessive electrical boxes on the side of the home. The Smart ConnectDER is an adapter that uses the electric meter socket as a point of interconnection for solar power. It fits on most electric meters and works for solar arrays up to 15kW, meaning nearly all residential solar projects. In addition, on homes where the meter socket is on an exterior wall, the installer does not have to enter the home to connect the solar to the home wiring. Smart ConnectDERs are simple and versatile. A solar contractor who wants to use a Smart ConnectDER for a customer’s interconnection would send Con Edison a photo of the meter to confirm that the meter can accommodate the device.
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