Before you go installing solar panels on your roof, take some time to learn about what’s involved in harnessing energy from the sun.
BELD has specific requirements and standards for solar interconnection based on system location, electric service characteristics and area utility equipment.
Applications for new solar arrays must be filed with and approved by BELD prior to installation. The technical review process will ensure your PV system meets the important industry and BELD Engineering criteria for safe interconnection to our system.
Another important consideration is the unique rate structure BELD offers. Unlike some of the larger investor-owned utilities, BELD does not offer typical net metering rates. Our Distributed Generation (DG) rates can be found here for the appropriate installation type and size.
Bottom line: Find a qualified, reputable solar company to provide an accurate and honest assessment of your property. Then determine the appropriate rate for you and understand the economics of your investment before entering into a contract or a lease agreement with a solar provider.
For information specific to your property, contact BELD Engineering at 781.348.2353.
For Community Solar contact Ruth Slater, our Energy Advisor, at 781.348.1032
For Residential Solar contact Sean Murphy, BELD Engineer at 781.348.2353
For Commercial Solar contact Mike Ford, Key Accounts Represenative at 781.348.2370