Net metering allows the electric grid to store the electricity produced by your solar energy system to use at a later time and helps maximize the investment in your system.
When your solar panels produce more electricity than your property uses during the day, the unused electricity is sent back to the grid. When your property uses more electricity than your solar panels produce, your property draws electricity from the grid. At the end of your billing cycle, your property is charged for the balance or “net” of what you put into the grid vs. what you took off the grid.
A properly designed solar energy system will produce enough electricity to cover a large percentage of your property’s annual usage. The amount of electricity your system generates will range based on the amount of sun it receives throughout each season. Net metering credits higher producing months against the lower producing ones.
You solar advisor can further explain how Net Metering will enhance your solar savings.