SDG&E Demonstrates New Solar Device

Energy experts from San Diego Gas and Electric demonstrated new technology Friday they say will make private solar installation more convenient for consumers. 

Attendees gathered to see the renewable meter adapter in action, at a home owned by Robert Clossin in Rancho Bernardo. 

Clossin said that going solar was an easy decision to make, for economic and environmental reasons. He said that he feels it is important to be good to the earth. 

“The process is very seamless, very easy,” Clossin said. 

SDG&E's Customer Generation Manager, and co-inventor of the renewable meter adapter, Ken Parks, performed the installation. He explained that this product doesn’t bypass the existing energy panel, but it does enhance the panel, which improves the entire system. 

“It’s faster, it’s safer and it’s less cost to the homeowner,” Parks said. 

SDG&E claims the device can save customers an estimated $10,000 on a single solar install.

The device has helped customers save a total of over $3 million since last August, according to SDG&E. The utility is exclusive to SDG&E customers in San Diego and southern Orange counties. 

Parks believes that everyone will have solar power in the near future. The company has installed more than 3,000 of these devices to date. 

Ryan Inchaurregui, senior operations manager of Sun Run solar, says his business has increased 200 percent since last year. 

“It’s really revolutionized our business it’s cost effective and it’s better for our customers and installers,” Inchaurregui said. 

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