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What is Net Metering and How Does it Relate to Solar Power?

Net Metering

Net metering is a fantastic way to get the most out of your solar panel system.

Net metering is a utility billing mechanism that can actually credit you if you make more power than you use. This is especially relevant for anyone who has a solar power system; if you’re creating more solar power than you are using, it goes back into the grid and you get a credit for it. Net metering is appealing for anyone who is interested in solar power so let’s take a look at what it really means or how it works.

How Does It Work?

Basically, rooftop solar systems can sometimes generate more power than you actually use up during daylight hours. If you have a battery system, you can store that power and use it later—if not, though, it ends up going back to the grid. Homeowners only get billed for the net energy they use every month, which is the difference between however much energy is made by your solar system and the energy consumed by the house during a monthly billing period. If your house is net-metered, you can look at the actual physical meter and see it run backwards which will earn you a credit.

What Are The Advantages?

If you take advantage of net metering, you can actually save hundreds of dollars on your utility bills per year. While that’s appealing enough, there are other benefits, too. The more people that take advantage of net metering, the less strain there is on the grid as a whole, which can cause some relief on your local infrastructure. Hopping on board the trend now rather than later means you’re part of a huge wave of innovation.

Can You Benefit From Net Metering?

This all depends on your state and local laws. A good place to start is looking at the Department of Energy as well as the Database of Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency. As we see more and more developments in the solar industry, we will likely see an increase in the number of states and locales that offer benefits for net metering—but if you’re one of the lucky ones who can take advantage now, it’s better to get those savings as early as possible.

Contact Solar Home & Roof USA Today!

If you have any solar needs in Maryland, contact Solar Home & Roof USA, LLC. at 410-266-7891 or by email at patrick@solarhomeandroofusa.com. Our solar powered products will help make your life easy, environmentally safe, and cost efficient! We’re located at 3200 Escapade Circle, Riva, Maryland 21140. Contact us today!

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