Nextek’s Grid-Connected Solar PV System Does Not Require a
Utility Interconnect Agreement Under CEC Rule 21
Oakland, CA - The California Energy Commission’s Rule 21 Working Group has determined that grid
connected solar PV systems installed using the Nextek technology do not require a utility interconnect agreement.
The Rule 21 Working Group develops the interconnection requirements for distributed generation. It is made up of representatives from California utilities, regulatory agencies, and industry. California’s standards are used as a model by many other states. After analyzing the architecture this system, they recognized that Direct Coupled commercial photovoltaic systems from Nextek do not require the reviews and approvals needed for all other grid-tied inverterbased systems.