Metering and Measurements

SREC Meters and Management Solutions

SREC Production / Revenue Meter

On May 1, 2012, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) re-adopted Chapter 8 rules with amendments that became effective on June 4, 2012. In re-adopting N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.9(c), the Board eliminated the use of production estimates for systems with a capacity of less than 10 kW. The revenue-grade meter must be installed by November 30, 2012. Following that date, SRECs will be issued to systems based only upon readings obtained from a revenue-grade meter measuring the system output.

Types Of Meters

Green Sun offers two types of meters. Basic ANSI C12 Digital Meters and Internet Enabled ANSI C12 Digital Meters. Both will meet the requirements of N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.9(c), but our Internet Enabled solution is ideal for Client's who choose to have Green Sun Manage their SRECs.

Basic Digital Meters

The Itron CENTRON meter brings you the first true breakthrough in measurement for the residential market in over a century. With this solid-state meter, Itron presents a platform for residential metering with the flexibility to adapt as your needs expand and change..

Internet Enabled Meters

The SORAPRO VR11 remotely monitors the systems to ensure that they are producing at optimal efficiency at all times.

The Enphase Metering and Management Solution measures the power production of an Enphase or standard inverter system and provides revenue grade monitoring and performance analysis.

SREC Management And Brokerage Services

Once your new meter is installed, Green Sun can manage all aspects of monitoring and recording your SREC production; and we can also sell your SRECs for you. Be sure to ask us how easy it is to sign up for our complete SREC Management Service. We can also provide post-warranty maintenance contracts, remote monitoring, and annual panel cleaning services for a modest increase to our standard brokerage fees.

Recording Your Energy Generation In GATS

Remember, you must install a revenue-grade system output meter that must meet or exceed the ANSI C12.1-2008 accuracy standards. The meter must be capable of recording the cumulative kilowatt-hours that the solar installation produces. This meter is commonly called a "production meter."

The monthly kilowatt-hour generation recorded on this meter is used to determine how many SREC's the solar installation has generated. The monthly kWh production must be reported to the PJM GATS SREC Tracking system to update your account. This meter does not need to be capable of transferring data electronically.

While it is possible that your inverter is capable of displaying accumulated kilowatt-hours, the accuracy of the inverter meter typically does not meet the ANSI C12.1-2008 accuracy standards required by the NJCEP and therefore can not be used for the purpose of generating SRECs.

If you want to manage your own SRECs, you can follow these instructions.

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