Net metering involves the use of a special meter that measures electricity flowing in both directions and also calculates the difference between the two (the net). This allows us to track electricity that we’ve delivered to you as well as what you’ve generated, not used, and delivered to us.
We do not resell or install renewable energy systems, but we do require members to pay an interconnection application fee of $100 plus tax as well as share in the cost of the net meter. The net meter typically costs between $350-400 and we split the cost with you.
By design, grid tied solar systems automatically shut down when utility power is not present. Only those systems that have battery storage with a transfer switch or are not grid tied would provide electricity during an outage.