How does net metering work?

With net metering, any energy generated that is not being used by the homeowner is fed into the electric grid. When this happens, the member’s meter runs in reverse. When a member’s system isn’t producing enough electricity (like at night or on cloudy days) members can draw from the grid. This back-and-forth between the member’s system and the grid ensures that the member will always be supplied with the power they need.

How Net Metering Works. Photovoltaic Solar Example. 1. solar panels convert energy from the sun into electricity. 2. An inverter converts the electricity produced by the solar panels from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC) for use in your home, school or business. 3. The energy is used in your home, school or business. 4. A bi-directional meter measures energy used and excess energy produced.
Interconnection to our system, along with net metering, allows this bidirectional transmission of energy between the member’s home and the electric grid to be possible.