Incorporating solar for your home makes
more and more sense these days. Solar
saves you money, protects you from
future energy rate hikes and
helps the environment.
Most net metering agreements work the same way. Each utility has their own agreement, but the basics are as follows:
- After the solar system passes City/County Inspections, the Utility adds your address to a list of “self-generators”. Once they do that, they give permission to start generating electricity and back-feeding to their grid.
- We turn on your system and it starts producing electricity on sunny days and you draw needed electricity from the grid at night or on non-producing days.
- The Utility will still take a monthly meter reading and send you a monthly statement. This statement will let you know if you over-produced or consumed more from the grid than your system produced.
- At the end of your Net Metering year, or at your “true-up” date, the Utility will net out all the months to determine what you will owe the Utility for that year. Even if you over produce for the year, there are typically minimum daily charges of about 17 cents per day which equates to about $5/month or $60/year.
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