Many consumers who are thinking about going solar have heard the term “net metering” but aren’t sure what it means. Well, if you are thinking of switching to solar for your home or business and live in Fresno, Visalia, Clovis, Sanger, Selma, Madera, Tulare or the surrounding Central California area, this is for you!
What is Net Metering?
Put simply, net metering is a utility billing mechanism available in most states that offers a credit to residential and business customers who are making excess electricity with their solar panel systems and sending it back to the grid.
How Does Net Metering Work?
When you have a rooftop solar system, it can often generate more electricity than you consume during daylight hours.
With net metering, the homeowner is only billed for the “net” energy used each month, that is, the difference between the energy produced by the solar power system and the energy consumed by the house over the monthly billing period.