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Residential Solar Interconnection Delays Nearly Double in 2015

As distributed solar gains popularity across the U.S., utilities are struggling to keep up with interconnection requests for small systems, according to a new study from EQ Research. The average wait time for a small solar PV system (defined as 10 kilowatts or below) to receive permission to operate from a utility nearly doubled from 2014 to 2015, to 45 days up from 28. The average "permission to operate" wait time per utility rose by more than 100 percent.
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