What is Net Metering?

by | Feb 15, 2021 | Solar Blog | 0 comments


Let’s point out the obvious. You can generate power for your home with solar panels, as long as the sun is shining.

But what happens when the sun isn’t shining? 

That’s where net metering comes in. After solar panels are installed on the roof, you are still connected to the power grid. This allows you to draw power at night time or on cloudy days, WITHOUT paying the power company for it.

Want to get your roof qualified and see if you qualify for net metering? Click here to talk with a professional.


During the day, high efficiency solar panels generate more electricity than you actually need. The energy you don’t use is then sent back to the grid, putting a credit on your electricity bill. Think of it like a piggy bank for your solar energy. 


When solar panels aren’t generating electricity( at night or on cloudy days), the energy for overproducing is applied as credits. Net metering allows overproduced energy to be given back whenever it’s needed. 



Your home will continue to receive electricity 100% of the time, and you’ll be compensated for ALL electricity that your system produces.


If your roof is qualified for solar, it means the panels will generate enough electricity to drastically reduce energy costs. 

So Is It Worth It? 


Now that question is not so obvious. Not every home qualifies for solar, but the ones who do can save thousands on electricity costs. 


You will first want to check how much sunlight your roof actually receives. Typically, most roofs generate enough sunlight to support a solar system. It is only a question of how much savings you will receive. To discover if your roof is qualified for solar, ask us about a free roof analysis. 


Sunlight will be measured during the analysis. Savings are then calculated based on the current rates your utility is charging. If your roof checks out, savings with solar will be very generous for years to come. 



The truth is, not every roof is qualified for solar. Thanks to federal and local incentives, more homes are able to save with solar energy than ever before.


To discover how much solar energy can save you, a roof analysis must be conducted. Each analysis, sunlight received is calculated and is used to determine your monthly and yearly electricity savings. If you haven’t already, request a free roof analysis to calculate the total energy savings solar can provide for your home. 


Nine out of ten times when a homeowners qualifies they are pleasantly surprised with what net metering has done for their pockets


First thing is first, it is important to check if your city qualifies.  


Get a free roof analysis to check for tree shade and hours of sunlight.