What is Net Metering?

Net Metering is a billing mechanism utilized by energy companies that provides you with credits for the excess energy your solar energy system produces and subsequently sends back to the grid. It’s an incentive that compensates solar energy users for contributing surplus energy to the grid by running the energy meter backwards, providing credits (read: negative energy bills!).

When you install a solar energy system without a backup battery, you’ll still be connected to the grid and any surplus power is sent back to the grid, With Net Metering, you get credits for this excess energy that you can use when your home draws power from the grid at night or when your system is under-producing.

How does Net Metering work?

It may sound complicated, but the idea behind Net Metering is simple: your solar energy system produces a surplus, and when you don’t have a backup battery and your home remains connected to the grid, surplus energy goes back into the grid. The energy company
thanks you by running your meter backwards, resulting in energy credits.

More specifically, Net Metering works like this:

  • Your system will likely produce a surplus of energy during the day, most likely at times of peak sunlight, like early to mid afternoon when you aren’t home to use this energy.
  • Without a backup battery, this surplus energy goes back to the grid for storage and eventual use, running your meter backwards.
  • You’ll pull energy from the grid when your system is under-producing, like at night or on rainy days, but since your system has already contributed energy to the grid, you’ll get to use energy credits you received from your surplus rather than be billed for your usage.
  • You won’t get a check from your energy company, but you’ll likely start seeing negative energy bills indicating the credit you have, based on the amount of energy your system has contributed to the grid for the month. These credits can carry over from month to month, and even year to year.

Solar Energy & the Grid

When can you use net metering?

Consider your energy goals to see whether or not your system will benefit from
setting up Net Metering with your energy company:

If you are looking for total energy
independence…

Then you’ll want to check out Tesla Powerwall backup battery. With a backup battery, your solar energy system won’t be connected to the grid, which means you won’t be able to use (or likely have an interest in) Net Metering.

If you DON’T PLAN TO INSTALL A
BACKUP BATTERY…

Your solar energy system will remain connected to the electric grid in your community. This will provide you with energy when your system is under-producing, and you’ll be able to utilize Net Metering by receiving credits when your system produces a surplus.

Benefits of Net Metering

If your home will remain connected to the electric grid once your solar energy system is installed, you can look forward to a number of benefits when you participate in Net Metering!

Don’t be left in the dark.

Remaining connected to the grid ensures you’ll have power when your solar energy system is under-producing or when the sun isn’t shining. Net Metering makes it cost effective!

Be compensated for solar use with energy credits.

Receive energy credits and negative energy bills when your system generates more energy than you need and sends it back to the grid.

Contribute to your community’s energy supply.

Your solar panels will contribute to your community’s energy supply, and will do so with completely clean, renewable energy.

Most states offer Net Metering.

Net Metering is available in most states, including Florida.

Energy credits transfer.

Whether you need energy from the grid a few times a week or few times every month, energy credits transfer. You’ll get credited for energy your system sends back to the grid today, and you can use those credits later on, whether that’s a month, several months, or even a year from now.

Net Metering in Florida: What We Offer

ProSolar Florida provides Net Metering perfection.

We at ProSolar take care of the Net Metering setup process from start to finish — all you have to do is enjoy the benefits of this billing mechanism without worrying about the logistics.

What we offer:

A comprehensive energy assessment

We’ll carefully analyze your household’s demand for energy against the output of your photovoltaic system and present you with a clear, easy to understand Net Metering breakdown. You’ll have an idea of how much you’ll benefit from Net Metering right from the start.

Installation of your solar energy system

If you’re new to solar, we’ll carefully install your system using the best materials possible. If you have an existing system, we’ll make sure it’s in compliance, connected to the grid, and ready to go for Net Metering.

The logistics

We take care of all necessary paperwork and permitting for Net Metering. We have extensive experience working with local energy companies and will serve as your representative until you’re set up in the program.

ProSolar Florida handles everything you need to get started with Net Metering;
we make the entire process a breeze!

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Dozens of our clients are already reaping the benefits of solar energy and Net Metering.
See what they have to say about their experience below!

Pro Solar here in Ft Lauderdale was really great to work with from start to finish. Jorge Ramos and Jonathan were amazing. They explained everything along the way. Very punctual and actually finished the project way ahead of schedule! Prices were also great. The equipment looks awesome and sleek! Very happy with this company!

David Osborne, Prosolar Systems

Im glad we chose pro solar as our solar contractor! highly recommended !

Max Gagrin

Great work by the team at ProSolar at my home. I am very satisfied with their knowledge and way they handled communication throughout the project. Highly recommended!

Jacopo Bracco

I researched solar power for over a year and so glad to have finally pulled the trigger. The team at ProSolar was tremendous from start to finish. Financing and installation was smooth as silk and now looking forward to many more $9 electric bills.

Jason Garcia

Pro solar installed my solar panels on my home and I've got my second solar bill and I can't be more happy. Pro-solar was very easy to deal with and guided me through the whole process. Thank you ***** five stars*****

James Vaubel

The team at Pro-Solar are PROs alright! Super professional from start to finish, very proactive in keeping me updated on the plan, the progress and what to expect in general. Peter is so knowledgeable after being in this business for many years & is just a lovely human being in general. Juan & the installation crew were awesome, so competent and conscientious, always left things clean & tidy at the end of the day. Kevin was always helpful and readily available to answer any administrative questions and in setting up my online monitoring account. I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go solar and have nothing but endless kudos for the Pro-Solar team. For anyone considering making the switch, this is the company to do it with!

Dara Harris

After hearing nightmare stories of high pressure sales calls from the bigger companies, I was hesitant to reach out and call about solar. But based on a friend’s recommendation, that’s exactly what I did. Fortunately, the folks at ProSolar were as low pressure as possible. In a 15 minute phone call, they not only told me what I could use to help save with solar power, more importantly they educated me on what I did NOT need. Saved me tons of time and hassle when I eventually made the correct decision for my family. Could not recommend these guys enough.

Joshua Sills, Local Guide

We just got solar on our house. We had several proposals , prosolar wasn't the cheapest. But we decided to go with them because we felt the most comfortable with them. Really professional.

Kevin Mayer

Pro solar is an incredibly professional company. They did a great job doing our solar

Josh Keshen

If you need solar for your home or business these are the guys you should call! Phenomenal service and an incredibly knowledgeable and professional crew.

Christopher Fletcher

Great experience from initial audit to installation on our home in Tallahassee!

Andrew J

Get in touch with us!

If you’re ready to…

… Reap the benefits of solar energy with the grid as a backup
… Contribute to your community’s energy supply
… Receive energy credits in the form of negative energy bills

then reach out to the Solar Energy Specialists at ProSolar Florida today to get started
with Net Metering! Contact us here.

We can’t wait for this billing mechanism to put money back into your pocket!