Net Metering

December 19, 2023

What is Net Metering?

Net metering allows owners of solar energy systems to receive credit for the excess electricity they generate and feed it back into the grid.

Net metering requires a bidirectonal meter to be installed on the property. This meter can measure the consumed energy and excess sent to the grid providing an accurate net value.

This procedure is responsible for many solar owners’ zero-dollar monthly electric bills.


How Do I Start Net Metering?

Net metering is only possible with a bidirectional meter. Your solar company will outline the timeline of your installation and let you know approximately when your meter will be switched out.

For information on net-metering in Massachusetts, click here.

For information on net-metering in Rhode Island, click here.