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ConnectedSolutions Program

Sustainable Living Pays Off
Sustainable Living Pays Off

Join the ConnectedSolutions program and get paid to keep the grid more stable

In Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire the ConnectedSolutions program helps to keep the grid stable by allowing homeowners with solar + battery systems to share energy when the grid needs it. And, you get paid to do it.

 

 

More of a Good Thing: Adding a Battery to Your Solar 

By adding a StorEdge solar + battery system to your home, you become less reliant on the electric grid and get smart insights into energy consumption. This means more savings on electricity bills. But there’s more: going solar means access to ConnectedSolutions, the current 26% ITC tax credit tier (as may be changed by the legislator) and state incentive program such as Massachusetts SMART.

 

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Peace of Mind

Keep the lights on even
when the grid goes out

 

 

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Earn Money

You can earn hundreds paid
directly to you 

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Future Proof Your Home

Increase grid independence and protect yourself
against changing electricity rates 

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Peace of Mind

Keep the lights on even when the grid goes out

 

Earn Money icon

Earn Money

You can earn hundreds paid directly to you 

 

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Future Proof Your Home

increase grid independence and protect yourself
against changing electricity rates 

 

How It Works 

 

  • Regular Use – your home will use energy from your PV and complement it from the battery and/or the grid.

 

How it works - Regular Use

 

  • Peak Demand Event – your battery will discharge at the maximum supported power. If your home needs more than the available power from the sun and the battery, you can still use the grid. The battery will recharge from your PV after the event ends.
How it works - Peak Demand Event

 

  • Blackout – your battery will be used to keep the lights on during power outages.
How it works - Blackout

Program Incentives

The program runs for 5 years over summer and winter seasons:

    Summer icon  Summer Winter icon  Winter
Discharge Events per Season   1 to 60 1 to 15
Months Discharge Events Can Occur   June through September December through March
Time Discharge Events Can Occur (Eastern)   2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
National Grid Massachusetts $225 per kW $50 per kW
  Rhode Island $400 per kW
Eversource Massachusetts $191.25 per kW $42.5 per kW
  Connecticut $191.25 per kW $42.5 per kW
  New Hampshire $191.25 per kW
Cape Light Compact Massachusetts $191.25 per kW $42.5 per kW
  Summer Winter
Discharge Events per Season 1 to 60 1 to 15
Months Discharge Events Can Occur Jun - Sep Dec - Mar
Time Discharge Events Can Occur (Eastern) 2 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
2 p.m.
to 7 p.m.
National Grid
Massachusetts
$225 per kW $50 per kW
National Grid
Rhode Island
$400 per kW
Eversource
Massachusetts
$191.25 per kW $42.5 per kW
Eversource
Connecticut
$191.25 per kW $42.5 per kW
Eversource
New Hampshire
$191.25 per kW
Cape Light Compact
Massachusetts
$191.25 per kW $42.5 per kW

 

ConnectedSolutions Program

Get Started

To start earning you'll work with a SolarEdge installer to complete and submit application details.
Fill out the application and terms & conditions for your region - sign and submit to your installer

National Grid

 
Terms and Conditions icon  MA - Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions icon  RI - Terms and Conditions
Application Form icon  MA - Application Form Application Form icon  RI - Application Form

 

Eversource

   
Terms and Conditions icon  MA - Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions icon  CT - Terms and Conditions Terms and Conditions icon  NH - Terms and Conditions
Application Form icon  MA, CT, NH - Application Form    

 

Cape Light Compact

Terms and Conditions icon  MA - Terms and Conditions
Application Form icon  MA - Application Form
ConnectedSolutions SolarEdge

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are an installer and want to learn more, please contact SolarEdge at CSInstallerEligibility@solaredge.com.

What is ConnectedSolutions?

ConnectedSolutions is a utility program which incentivizes customers to share energy to the grid when the New England electric grid needs it.
Customers are paid on a performance basis for the average kW they generate from their storage during dispatch events. To learn about the ConnectedSolutions program in detail, please visit National Grid MA, Eversource MA (east) Eversource MA (west),  National Grid RI, Eversource CTEversource NH or Cape Light Compact MA

Am I eligible for the program?

Most likely you are.

If you are considering a SolarEdge system, contact your local SolarEdge Installer to get more information.
If you already have a SolarEdge system contact that installer to express your interest in the program.
Owners of StorEdge inverters with supported batteries, who have an electric service account in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut or New Hampshire with National Grid or Eversource may apply.
Program admission is at the sole discretion of National Grid, Eversource or Cape Light Compact.

How do I know when there is a dispatch event?

Your system can be dispatched up to 75 times per year during peak demand hours. You’ll be notified by email when events are scheduled, typically by 2 p.m. Eastern the day ahead. You can opt-out from individual adjustment events by following the opt-out link in the event notification email. Note that any event opt-outs will reduce the incentive you will be eligible to receive.

How will I know if my system is responding?

You can see system performance and activity at monitoring.solaredge.com or in the SolarEdge App.

How much money can I earn with the ConnectedSolutions program?

Your payments are based on the performance of your system.

For example, a SolarEdge 7.6KW + Single LG Chem RESU-10H operating under ideal conditions, during all events in both summer and winter over the five-year performance period:

In the Massachusetts National Grid program may earn up to $2,940 for summer events, and $650 for winter events. A possible total of $3590.

In the Massachusetts Eversource program the system may earn upto $2499 for summer events and $555 for winter events, a possible total of $3054.

In the Massachusetts Cape Light Compact program the system may earn up to $2499 for summer events and $555 for winter events, a possible total of $3054.

A SolarEdge 7.6KW + Two LG Chem RESU-10H performing optimally during all events in both summer and winter over the five-year performance period:

In the Massachusetts National Grid program may earn up to $5625 for summer events and $1250 for winter events. A possible total of $6875.

In the Massachusetts Eversource program the system may earn upto $4781 for summer events and $1062 for winter events, a possible total of $5843.

In the Massachusetts Cape Light Compact program the system may earn up to $4781 for summer events and $1062 for winter events, a possible total of $5843.

After 5 years, in Massachusetts National Grid, Eversource and Cape Light Compact still expect to offer incentives for these battery systems.
The incentive rate simply is not set yet.
Consult your SolarEdge installer to determine what battery system size is right for your situation.

What are some of the factors that can influence the performance of my system?

Under the program rules, PV energy production is always prioritized over dispatch of battery energy and your incentive is based on dispatch performance of your battery.
Several factors influence the performance of your system including your PV array size and orientation, inverter rated power, number of batteries, energy available in your battery at the time of the event, the time of the day and solar generation during events, the time and solar generation between events and more.

When will I get paid for participating in this program?

National Grid, Eversource or Cape Light Compact are responsible for issuing the payment directly to you via check.
You should expect to see a check from:
National Grid, within 12 weeks of the end of the Summer or Winter season.
Eversource, within 10 weeks of the end of the Summer or Winter season.
Cape Light Compact, within 10 weeks of the end of the Summer or Winter season.

How to Apply?

For National Grid, only applications with the “CUSTOMER” check box, under the CUSTOMER INCENTIVE PAYMENT OPTIONS on the form checked will be considered.

 

For Eversource, only applications with the “Split incentive between customer and battery partner” check box, under the CUSTOMER INCENTIVE PAYMENT OPTIONS on the form checked will be considered.

 

For Cape Light Compact, only applications with the "SPLIT BETWEEN CUSTOMER & MANUFACTURER" check box, under the CUSTOMER INCENTIVE PAYMENT OPTIONS on the form checked will be considered.

 

If you apply for an existing system, we recommend you contact your Installer. If your Installer is unknown or unavailable, you can also submit the filled forms directly to CSApplications@solaredge.com.
Program admission is at the sole discretion of National Grid, Eversource or Cape Light Compact.

Can I retrofit my solar energy system with a SolarEdge battery?

Yes, you can add a SolarEdge battery to an existing solar energy system. Ask your SolarEdge installer how.

Can I unenroll from ConnectedSolutions?

Yes, you can unenroll, if desired by emailing the program administrator. National Grid (here), Eversource (here) or Cape Light Compact (here)

Can this program be combined with other available incentives?

Yes, you may be eligible for savings with the federal ITC which is currently 26% of the installed system (as may be changed by the legislator). Check with your SolarEdge installer regarding local and state incentives.

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