How Changes In Net Energy Metering Affect San Diego Homeowners
There is a reason that California installs and produces the most solar power in the entire country. With consistent sunlight throughout the year and energy prices continually on the rise, most California residents have either gone solar or have seriously considered it. Not only does California produce the most solar energy of any state in the country, they have the most jobs in the solar industry. As a society we are continually moving towards renewable energy, and installing solar panels on your home is an easy way to lower your electric bill and your environmental impact.
Net Energy Metering
What is Net Energy Metering (NEM)? SDG&E explains NEM in detail here. NEM is simply the process of getting credit for the solar energy that your solar panels produce that you don’t need.
When the sun is out, your solar panels collect energy and use it to power your home. If there is any extra power produced, it feeds back into the grid and gives you credit for the energy. Once the sun goes down, you use the power from the grid and the credits from the excess energy that the panels produced. This process was created to benefit homeowners who have installed solar.
The rules are changing soon for anyone who does not install solar panels before the March 31, 2018 deadline. Anyone who installs solar panels before the deadline will be able to take advantage of the current NEM rules.
Free Solar Webinar
If you haven’t gone solar yet, get the facts from solar and energy expert Brian Milholland from SunPower By Milholland. Brian Milholland is a veteran who is dedicated to providing San Diego with solar energy. For 27 years, his company has been committed to educating and empowering homeowners to break free from the power company’s hold by installing solar systems. In our upcoming free, educational webinar, Brian will be informing San Diego residents on how they can lower their electric bill and avoid the upcoming changes NEM.