#20 The Utility-Side of Solar w/ Brian Barr of PECO Green Power Connect

Brian Barr is Manager of PECO’s Green Power Connect team, a group committed to creating more opportunities for solar energy in Greater Philadelphia.

On this episode we get DEEP into the nitty gritty of how a utility is involved in the process of going solar. Brian’s team manages relationships with all solar developers in the area, including Solar States. Their job is to make sure everything is run smoothly and make improvements wherever possible, which they have by dramatically reducing the time it takes your permit to be processed and by adding online payments (!), among other things. The process can get complicated. Brian, Jared, and Micah boil it down.

And for today’s Rapid Shutdown, shutdown unnecessary bureaucracy!

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About Solar States

Solar States is a solar installer and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are a certified B-Corp and Best for the World Nominee in both 2018 and 2019. We can install solar on any roofresidential or commercial – in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Maryland. If you have any questions about a transition to a sustainable energy system for your property, we can answer them.

Founded with a dual mission to install solar and educate the next generation.