LEVEL 2 ELECTRICAL
Level 2 Electrical is an additional training qualification authorising electrical contractors to work on the Electrical Distributors Network. This allows you to choose from a variety of service providers to repair, replace and upgrade the electrical service and metering to your home or business.
The first step in installing a solar energy system, Level 2 electrical metering is simply the upgrade of an older 'gross' electrical meter to a new 'net' meter.
A net meter allows any surplus solar energy produced by your system to go 'back to the grid', which means you are paid a feed-in tariff for the energy you don't use.
Recently, the New South Wales government announced that all existing gross meters installed under the Solar Bonus Scheme must be replaced by a new net meter by 31 December 2016, as all existing contracts under the scheme phase out. After this date, you will have to have had your Solar Metering updated or you will not earn any money (discount) for any excess electricity exported to the network (FIT).
The common procedure for this upgrade is to have both an electrician and a solar technician attend your home to complete each relevant step; however, at Nepean Solar Solutions, we are licenced to carry out the electrical component of the upgrade as well as the solar installation – making us your 'one-stop-shop' and saving you time and money.
With the year flying by at an incredible rate, now is the perfect time for you to look into your metering and other product options to make sure you get the most out of your renewable energy system when the scheme ends, so give us call today to discuss the upgrade of your meter prior to the December cut-off.