Home Solar & Net Metering
If you’re considering installing a solar system in your home, or asked yourself “why go solar” you’ve probably heard the term “net metering”. Net metering is a billing arrangement that allows solar system owners to receive credits for the excess electricity they generate and feed back into the grid. In this blog post, we’ll explain how net metering works and why it’s important for solar system owners.
How does net metering work?
When you install a solar system, it generates electricity that can be used to power your home. However, there may be times when your solar system generates more electricity than you need. In these instances, the excess electricity is fed back into the grid, and you receive a credit for that energy.
Net metering allows you to use the energy generated by your home solar system when you need it and draw electricity from the grid when you don’t. This means that you can still have electricity when your home solar system is not generating enough energy to meet your needs, such as during cloudy or rainy days or at night.
At the end of each billing period, your utility company will look at how much energy you consumed from the grid and how much energy you generated and fed back into the grid. If you generated more energy than you consumed, you’ll receive a credit for the excess energy. This credit can be used to offset your future energy bills, and in some cases, you may even be able to sell the excess energy back to the utility company.
Why is net metering important for home solar system owners?
Net metering is an important benefit for home solar system owners because it helps to offset the cost of the system by reducing their energy bills. In many cases, home solar system owners are able to significantly reduce their energy bills or even eliminate them entirely.
In addition to reducing energy bills, net metering also helps to promote the use of renewable energy sources like solar power. By allowing solar system owners to feed excess energy back into the grid, net metering helps to increase the amount of renewable energy that is available to everyone.
If you’re considering installing a solar system in your home, be sure to ask your installer about net metering and how it can benefit you. With net metering, you can take control of your energy usage, reduce your energy bills, and promote the use of renewable energy sources.
Are You Interested in Home Solar & Net Metering?
Are you interested in installing a solar system in your home? Contact us at Covenant Solar & Roofing to learn how we can help you take advantage of net metering and other benefits of solar power. Our team of experts can provide you with a free home solar analysis and help design and install a solar system that meets your specific needs and budget.