About Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on the home's rooftop, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours. If the home is net-metered, the electricity meter will run backwards to provide a credit against what electricity is consumed at night or other periods where the home's electricity use exceeds the system's output. Customers are only billed for their "net" energy use. On average, only 20-40% of a solar energy system’s output ever goes into the grid. Exported solar electricity serves nearby customers’ loads..


* You will receive a credit for your excess solar power at the utility’s going rate for electricity. When there is not enough electricity from the sun, the utility company will supply your electrical needs. You will pay only for the difference between the power supplied by the utility and the power produced by the solar

* With net metering the utility company essentially “stores” your extra solar power for times when you don’t have enough. This means that you don’t really need an expensive battery bank, unless you want a small battery backup system for power.

* Another expensive part of early solar power systems that you won’t need is the backup generator. Generators are expensive, noisy and need fuel (gasoline, diesel, natural gas or propane). The electrical utility is there as your backup when solar power is not available.

* One of the frustrations of off-grid systems which are not connected to the utility is that the extra power in the summer months can’t be stored for the winter. Battery banks typically store power for only 3-5 days. When the batteries are full there is no way to store the extra energy.

* With net metering, we have now eliminated the batteries and the backup generator – the two components of a solar power system that require maintenance and have the shortest lifetimes.


* Very affordable

* Increases the value of your home.

* No need to buy expensive battery storage.

* Very reliable.

* You get to use 100% renewable energy.

* Easy installation.

* Very resourceful and effective.