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
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
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.
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!
After many years of living like the Flintstones we are happy to begin our journey of life off the grid as the Jetsons ! We always talked about one day growing our own food, collecting our own water, and yes, generating our our power. Pro Solar & Telsa have made this dream come true. A few years ago we bought our dream home in Wintberg and started Sugar Brown’s Veggie Farm (named after our dog Sugar ) with two Telsa batteries and a 10k system we can now live free from the system. What next… a flying car? Well not quite yet but next year two electric cars and chickens and ducks, maybe even a goat !
After Maria I decided that it wasn’t worth running our Generac 6 hours a day and spending $1800 month in propane. After telling Brad of my situation (8 people and 7 dogs between the main house and 2 one bedroom apartments, he came to the rescue.) Step 1, reinstall 24 solar panels that got ripped off the roof. Check. Step 2, send a team out and install a powerwall. Check. It was all pretty seamless. I got my tenants to install the Tesla app and we have all become more energy efficient in order to have power 24/7. Between the apartments and main house I have 4 refrigerators, a water pump, washer and gas dryer, lights, fans, tv’s and a rotating schedule for 3 hot water heaters. Managed properly, we can do all this with one powerwall ad not run the battery dry. Incredible. Brad and team are true professionals. If you have questions or problems, they pick up the phone and respond to texts and emails right away. I might even go pay them for the powerwall now. Lol.
All in all I’m 100% impressed with the capabilities of a Tesla Powerwall and 100% impressed with ProSolar’s professionalism and attention to detail.
Great job ProSolar.
Pro Solar is really really good at what they do! We have been living off grid for nearly three years and for the first time since the start we have a perfect power system in place. In less then three days Pro Solar had extremely talented electricians, engineers, and powerwall experts come to our property and get a system up that is perfect for our home. They are all knowledgeable, professional, and friendly from start to finish. If you are thinking of investing in solar panels and/or a Tesla Powerwall just give them a call and get your consultation. Thank you so much Pro Solar, you guys have taken power related stress off our plate, and helped improve our families quality of life.
We’ve worked with Prosolar a few different times since 2012 to gradually make our home self sufficient and “off the grid” and each and every time the experience has been 5 star! My first experience with Prosolar was purchasing and installing solar panels for my home. Brad took his time to explain and educate me on the process and make sure the install was quick and easy. Their 5 star service didn’t end with the install, anytime I’ve had questions since they are always quick to respond and make sure that all questions are answered. The most recent experience was unplanned and unexpected. After Hurricane Irma, my husband and I immediately knew that we wanted to install Tesla Powerwalls on our home. Just 4 days after the storm we contacted Brad to see about getting the Powerwalls on island and installed on our home. We knew it was a long shot but we put out the call and even after a major hurricane…Brad again was quick to respond. The first estimates put the systems on island several months out; however, within a month we were well on our way to the install. After using the Powerwalls for almost two months now and being educated by the Prosolar team we are better managing our power usage and saving money each and every day! Thank you to Brad and the team for everything they did to get the systems on island and installed quickly! We can’t thank you enough!
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!