Ready to become one of the almost 5 million homes powered by a solar energy system in California? Jump on board the solar train! With a little research and expert consultants like Aurora Energy by your side, you’re just one step from becoming a solar-powered guru. So, you’ve probably heard the term “net metering” before, but what does it mean?
Net Metering — NICE!
To put it simply, net metering is the billing mechanism used for electricity. It’s available in most states and offers credits to residential and business solar users based on how much energy they do or don’t use versus how much their solar system produces. The excess electricity that your solar panels produce goes back into the grid. The credits you receive are the power company’s way of paying you for the electricity you produced and didn’t consume.
How and Why?
As a result of California’s sunny weather, you’ll often generate more power than your household uses in a day. Hence, net metering only bills you for the “net” energy you used over the course of a month. Being “net-metered” means you can actually watch the meter run backward! This can save you hundreds of dollars by the end of the year.
The Ultimate Zero
The ultimate zero, also known as net zero is the goal for complete energy balance in any solar energy system. Meaning some months you will produce more energy than you use, and you’ll see a credit on your utility statement. Then, other months you might consume more energy than your panels produced, and you’ll dip into those credits. So, if you have the properly sized solar system for your home, those credits and debits should balance out so that for the entire year, you owe little to nothing to the power company.
Let Aurora Energy design the perfect solar energy system for your home or business. Our goal for you is clean, green energy and a net zero plan, meaning your power bill pays for itself. Contact us today and see the Aurora difference.