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Interconnection Process

At any time of the day, your solar energy system will produce more or less electricity than your home or business needs. To allow for Net Metering, a bidirectional meter measures the electricity flowing into and out of your home or business. For example, when your solar generating system produces more electricity than your home or business uses, the “excess” electricity automatically passes through the meter and onto the utility grid. When this occurs, the meter runs backward and Net Metering generates a bill credit for the full retail value of the electricity your system is producing at that time. At times when your electricity demand is higher than your solar system produces, your home or business uses electricity supplied by your utility.

Over a 12-month period, customers on Net Metering will pay for the net amount of electricity used from their utility over and above the amount of electricity their solar system generates (in addition to monthly nongeneration charges incurred). If you decide to participate, you will need to meet all applicable codes and standards, obtain a government-approved electric inspection and sign a net metering agreement before we install the new meter.  

Find out more information on Net Metering.