If I’m not home during the day to use my solar electricity, where does it go?

Solar in South Florida Staff asked 2 months ago

If I’m not home during the day to use my solar electricity, where does it go?

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Solar in South Florida Staff answered 2 months ago

In Florida we have what is called “Net Metering”; this means that the power company has to buy any electricity that you send to them, at the same price that they charge you, when they send electricity to you; essentially, they are storing it for you for free.

This means that any electricity that you produce during the day, and don’t use in that instant, you will send to the power company and get paid for it; at the end of the month, the power company tallies up the total amount of electricity sold to your home, and the total amount bought from your home, and bills you for the difference, or the net amount.

If you end up selling more electricity than you bought in a given month, the power company rolls those credits forward into the next month’s bill, for up to a year; and after a year, they’ll right you a check for any credits that you haven’t used yet.

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