This webinar will explore how the electric grid works to help demystify solar interconnection methods and myths. We will begin with an introduction to a general electric utility delivery framework (electrical generation, transmission and distribution) and how various types of solar projects (Front-of-the-Meter, Behind-the-Meter, etc.) interact with utility infrastructure. We will further address common technical myths and criticisms encountered when developing solar projects, including the following:
– Solar energy destabilizes the electric grid and contributes to outages,
– Solar is not feasible in snowy climates like upstate NY,
– Electro-magnetic interference (EMI) created at solar sites interferes with communications and transportation technology, like radar,
We’ll conclude with a discussion of the current policy climate, introducing various incentive programs in the context of creating a more robust, independent, and resilient electric grid for all.
Linden Speranza, Technical Service Coordinator, LaBella Associates
Stuart Bailey, Senior Electrical Engineer, Project Manager, LaBella Associates
Ron Kamen, Founder & CEO, EarthKind Energy Consulting