Answers to some of the questions you might ask about GMP Solar Power.
What is GMP Solar?
GMP Solar is a net metering program that pays customers who generate solar energy. The amount a customer receives is based on the value of the energy that GMP charges the customer, plus an additional 6 cents per kilowatt-hour generated by solar arrays.
Who is eligible to take advantage of GMP Solar?
Any Green Mountain Power customer with metered service may participate.
I already have solar panels installed. What do I need to do to take advantage of GMP Solar?
To measure the amount of solar generation, an additional meter needs to be installed, separate from your existing meter. This meter will need to be installed on the outside of your building along with a required disconnect switch.
What do I need to do to take advantage of GMP Solar if I don’t yet have solar?
Once you have decided to install solar generation, you must apply for a Net Metering Certificate of Public Good from the Vermont Public Service Board. As mentioned above, an additional meter will need to be installed to directly measure the output of the solar generation.
How do I go about finding approved solar installers and providers? Where can I find out if there are any grants or tax credits available?
You can find the answers to these questions, and many more, at Renewable Energy Vermont’s website, which is http://www.revermont.org/.
How do I get paid for the solar generation?
Each month, you will see a separate line item on your bill, showing the dollars you earned for your solar generation that month. Your normal usage line will be reduced by the amount you generated.
Do I need to follow the State of Vermont Net Metering Rules and Laws?
Yes. You must have a Certificate of Public Good for Net Metering from the State of Vermont Public Service Board.
What if I generate more than I use?
You will be compensated according to the laws of the state at the time the excess is generated.