The purpose of "Photo: Utility Meter Location" is to show not only that the installed Meter is capable of Bi-Directional Metering (verify with the Power Company), but also to show its relative location and install environment at the Customer Premise. The photo should be sufficiently:
- CLEAR (daylight),
- FOCUSED (stabilized), and,
- ZOOMED OUT (meter & structure completely in frame)
In case there is a separate Utility Meter for Consumption / Production (less common in US—ex. Feed-In Tariffs), photograph each separately, labeling as "CONSUMPTION" / "PRODUCTION" respectively, then compressing to a single ZIP file to be uploaded.