HONOLULU (KHON2) - Did you know that if you have solar on sunny days you could actually be selling excess electricity back to HECO? But, you need to be on the right program.
Programs that allow you to send electricity to the grid and get credit for it are called export programs because you are exporting power from your system to the grid.
The two most popular export programs are CGS and CGS-plus.
If you're lucky enough to get in under the Customer Grid Supply program, you can be compensated about 15 cents per kilowatt hour.
One of the newer export program is called CGS plus.
You get compensated about ten cents per kilowatt hour.
It's important to know that for export programs you don’t need a battery.
You always get one, but for export programs, HECO is essentially storing the electricity for you when you need it, which is mostly at night.
CGS takes the longest of all programs to get approval.
Depending on how saturated the circuit is in your neighborhood, it could take a couple month while CGS+ usually takes a couple weeks.
Systems with batteries are called Customer Self Supply, and those systems usually have the shortest approval time of less than two weeks.
That’s because you’re not exporting electricity to the grid, you’re storing it in your battery.
All of these systems are eligible to for the full federal tax credit until December 31, 2019.
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