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• How to Make Grid Connections and Preserve Our Environment  The renewable energy generation is becoming increasingly popu...
• Here are the steps to make effective grid connections.  1. Consult with your local electricity provider.  Every electric...
• 2. Get all the required equipment.Apart from your photovoltaic or wind electricity generating  equipment, you will also ...
• 3. Comply with your states rules and regulations.•  Get copies of your states rules and regulations for  making grid con...
• 4. Get necessary support.  Get adequate counsel from local alternative  energy companies and local support groups.  Visi...
• 5. Make the actual grid connection.•  After you have successfully performed steps 1 to 4, you are ready to  make the act...
• That was a brief outline of the steps  required to successfully make grid  connections at home or at work. Before  you l...
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How to make grid connections and preserve our environment

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How to make grid connections and preserve our environment

  1. 1. • How to Make Grid Connections and Preserve Our Environment The renewable energy generation is becoming increasingly popular. Alternative energy generation is also a vital part of the campaign to save our environment from the negative effects of global warming. Two very popular sources of renewable electricity are: photovoltaic (solar) cells and wind turbines. If you use any of these means of producing electricity, in your home or office, you can connect them to them to the local electricity grid. Grid connections are even encouraged by U.S. federal laws. They save cost and help to reduce global warming and preserve our environment. Please read on to discover how to effectively connect your alternative power generation source to the local electricity grid.
  2. 2. • Here are the steps to make effective grid connections. 1. Consult with your local electricity provider. Every electricity generation company has its own unique requirements for private grid connections. Dont purchase any electrical power connection equipment until you are sure that you fully understand all the companys requirements. Even though restrictions and regulations may vary by utility company, most United States power companies have some similar requirements with regard to safety, quality of power, liability insurance, contracts, rates and metering.
  3. 3. • 2. Get all the required equipment.Apart from your photovoltaic or wind electricity generating equipment, you will also need to procure equipment to demonstrate that you can successfully generate electricity in a safe and consistent manner. One of such equipment is called a system balancing array. The cost and capacity of the equipment you buy is determined by the quantity of electricity you intend to generate. Other types of equipment you may need include: safety equipment, instrumentation, meters and power conditioning equipment. You will also need to purchase various lengths of wires and other materials required for transmitting electric current. Before you purchase any equipment, consult with your local electricity company.
  4. 4. • 3. Comply with your states rules and regulations.• Get copies of your states rules and regulations for making grid connections. Study them and do your best to fully comply with these rules. Some of the regulations state the kind of power generation systems you are legally permitted to install at home or at work. The regulations also cover the kind of technicians that are allowed to help you fix your power installation. Following the rules can be very critical because if you are caught violating them, you could be prevented from making your grid connection.
  5. 5. • 4. Get necessary support. Get adequate counsel from local alternative energy companies and local support groups. Visit online forums that are dedicated to providing support and very sincere advice on making grid connections. You could also consult with the Dept. of Energy in your state as well as any local officials in charge of electricity policies.
  6. 6. • 5. Make the actual grid connection.• After you have successfully performed steps 1 to 4, you are ready to make the actual grid connection. Get a qualified electrical technician to assist you with this step. Negotiate the appropriate fees required with your electrical technician. If you love to follow the DIY route, make sure you take all electrical safety precautions and wear appropriate safety gear. Making grid connections involves contact with very high voltages and so the risks involved could be very high.• Ensure that the all the power equipment are positioned at a place that is far away from easy human contact. Once you complete your grid connection, you will start receiving some monthly credits in your electricity bills. This is an added reward for helping to preserve the environment and make it safer and cleaner.
  7. 7. • That was a brief outline of the steps required to successfully make grid connections at home or at work. Before you leave, why dont you bookmark this page for future reference?• Please visit our website for more information on grid connections and our energy conservation for the environment.

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