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Vermont Solar Installation Permit Process Now Quicker

Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011 at 4:48 pm by Solar Energy USA

Vermont solar energy enthusiasts have a reason to celebrate this week following the start of a new registration system designed to make the solar permitting process much easier.

According to a local Vermont newspaper, “The new process replaces all permitting for ground- or roof-mounted solar systems 5 kW and smaller with a single basic registration form outlining the system components, configuration and compliance with interconnection requirements. The local utility has 10 days to raise any interconnection issues; otherwise, a permit, known as a Certificate of Public Good, is granted and the project may be installed.”

The Vermont solar installation registration system was signed into law back in May which also included better net-metering policies. All residential, commercial, nonprofit and municipal system hosts are now eligible to receive an incentive of $0.20/kWh – minus the local retail electric rate.

To learn more about these new Vermont solar policies please contact the Solar Energy USA Vermont office in Proctor, VT.