Net Metering Power
Rooftop mounted photovoltaic cells are becoming more prominent in the world today. Many neighborhoods in the world, and increasingly so in America, are topped with those slick glass plates that capture and convert sunlight into electricity for the household to use, reducing the electrical bill as the household uses their own power instead of drawing it from the electric company. In Europe, these are becoming more and more common as governments give grants and additional benefits to homeowners beyond the savings of solar power. Verengo Solar provides solar power to Davis, an alternative energy that can save homeowners money. Using solar energy systems, homeowners can augment their current power supply using energy harnessed from the sun, reducing electrical bills.
There are a couple of downsides to solar energy. Most notably, it is only available during the day and only the best when it is not being blocked by clouds or inclement weather. Secondly, the power generated by solar energy and other renewable resources must be used immediately. If the household is not using as much power as is being generated, it is lost. Of course, there are ways to store electricity but these are usually not cost effective for the common homeowner. Recently, however, some utility companies have come up with a plan that works for everyone known as “net metering.” Net metering involves the homeowner with solar power generation sending any excess power back to the utility company through the same connection the house has with the local power grid.
When a consumer participates in the net metering program, he or she can gain a number of benefits from the utility company. For example, some companies offer a flat rebate per month for allowing your power to flow back to the power grid. Other companies offer a “sell back” rate that provides you a credit for what power of yours the electric company uses, just as if they bought it from you. Others provide a storage system that allows you to keep track of the amount of power sent off to the grid and receive that much power back at no cost when you need it.
Net metering is a progressive system that allows users to not worry about the power they generate, ensuring the homeowners are able to use every watt of power they cleanly generate. If you look into renewable resources, check with your utility company regarding net metering.
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