What Is Net Metering?

by Ed Tsunoda

Everyone wants to know,  If I go solar can I sell my unused power back to my utility company?    In short yes, as long as your state utility commission and local utility company have a net metering policy- which most states and large utility companies now have.    If you live in a low populated area or have a small local utility company,  you likely don’t have a net metering policy in place.   Additionally, small local “town” or “community” run utility companies, whom traditionally offer a much lower Kilowatt Hour rate may not be able to offer net metering.   It’s easy to find out if you can sell power back to your utility company, call your electric utility provider and ask them if they offer net metering for solar energy.

 

Learn more @ Solar Energy Industries Association

http://www.seia.org/policy/distributed-solar/net-metering

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