Solar Net Metering


Solar Net Metering

A net meter is a bi-directional meter used to measure the surplus of electricity being routed to the grid.
Since the consumer would be generating the electricity that he uses and throw the rest to the grid, the net meter gives a valuable insight into how much electricity is being produced and how much of it is being consumed. Net metering is an electricity policy to encourage more people to invest into solar. Since the consumer has to pay the grid for overconsumption of electricity, the outstanding record displayed in the net meter helps tackle this by making the people aware of the amount of units they have over consumed.

The net metering mechanism can be best explained by this formula:
Net meter reading= (Total units of energy produced) - (Total units of energy consumed)

The consumer is billed by the utility or electricity service provider on the basis of the net meter reading. An invoice is generated at the end of each month, wherein a credit or a debit note is generated.

For example,if consumer A has produced 2000 units in a month but consumed only 1800 units, then he has a surplus of 200 units. In such a case, a credit note is generated where A would be paid for the 200 units by the utility.
However, if A's production for the next month is 2000 units but he has consumed 2500 units, the utility would generate a debit note wherein he has to pay for the 500 unit that he has over consumed.

What are the benefits of net metering?

  • Improves energy efficiency
  • Reduces the electricity bill to be paid to the electricity service provider
  • Cost benefit in the form of credit notes for over generation
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