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The utility announced its partnership with smart energy firm SolarEdge Technologies for its ConnectedSolutions programme in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

This means consumers owning solar inverters developed by SolarEdge will receive financial incentives for integrating their excess energy for grid reliability during peaks.

The project is expected to help National Grid to expand its energy mix and provide consumers with affordable energy.

“National Grid’s leadership in supporting distributed renewable energy resources demonstrates how the energy market is undergoing a strategic transition," stated Lior Handelsman, SolarEdge’s VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, Founder.

“At National Grid, we are committed to implementing creative and innovative solutions to provide cleaner and more cost-effective energy to our customers. We are excited that SolarEdge is a key player in the launch and continued expansion of our ConnectedSolutions program," stated John Isberg, Vice President of Customer Solutions at National Grid. “SolarEdge’s fleet of pre-installed StorEdge inverters are helping us successfully kick off this program and its many qualified installers will also assist in adding new participants in order to significantly increase the program’s reach.”

More information regarding eligibility and participation in the ConnectedSolutions programme is available at: https://www.solaredge.com/us/connected-solutions-ma