As part of your solar power system installation, your system is connected to your local utility’s electrical grid, which allows you both to draw power from the grid at times when your system does not meet your full electricity requirements (such as at night), as well as to contribute electricity to the grid.
A net meter allows your utility to track the ‘net’ of electricity drawn from the grid and the electricity supplied to the grid from your residential solar energy system.
Benefits of net metering and grid connection:
- Receive bill credit for power contributed to the grid.
- Continue to draw power when required.
You may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for electricity supplied to the grid from your solar power home conversion in excess of your annual usage!