Bill B. Chehalis, Washington
Your install is exceeding my expectations. You may remember that we have a timer on the water heater. At present, the timer connects the tank elements to the grid for a couple of hours in the evening. We took a chance the other day and turned the timer off. The next day was fairly sunny. Ambient temp never got above about 40 deg. The loop ran for about 3 hours, taking the tank from 60 degrees at the lower probe up to about 110 degrees, which is the same temp that the AC elements achieve. I’m a little bit nervous about what’s gonna happen in August. We might have to put some shadecloth over the panel!
In 2017 the State Solar Incentive went through some changes. For customers with solar installed and certified before October 1st 2017 they may need to re-certify in the new program. Re-certification must be done by April 30th 2018. Customers that were certified after the date are automatically registered in the new program.
What To Do:
We are happy to help, please call with any questions or confusions. South Sound Solar wants all our customers to successfully transition to the new program and continue to receive incentive payments through June 2020.