How much is the new electric meter and who installs it? - Goldin Solar, LLC

The exact terms of the utility interconnection will vary from utility to utility.

Florida Power & Light (FPL) governs their meters in three tiers based on the system size. Tier I is 0-10 kW (AC), Tier II is 10-100 kW (AC) and Tier 3 is 100-2,000 kW (AC).

Most residential solar installations are Tier I systems. For Tier I, there is no fee for the net meter, and there is no insurance requirement.

For customers with greater energy needs who connect a Tier II system, there is a one-time fee of $400 for the net meter connection and a requirement to maintain a $1,000,000 general liability insurance policy.

The installation of the net meter will be done by the utility once they have accepted all requirements. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with your utility’s requirements for net metering prior to going forward with a solar project.

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