[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] GridPoint has been elected to the board of directors of the Maryland-DC-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA), the regional trade organization of the photovoltaics and solar thermal industry. GridPoint Connect is a grid-tied battery backup product that integrates and converts energy from solar panels into electricity that can be used immediately by the customer or stored within the product for future use. It can also determine the amount of energy used from solar panels versus the utility company as well as peak usage throughout the day. GridPoint Connect enables users to sell excess energy back to the utility. Homeowners who purchase the appliance can take advantage of tax credits allowed for private solar-related equipment.