NET METERING

What is Net Metering?

Solar energy is generated either for self consumption or for export through bi-directional meter to Power Grid. The net difference between energy generated & consumed is indicated by-directional meter.

Concept of Net Metering

  • Net metering is the concept which records net energy between export of generated energy and import of DISCOM energy for a billing month.
  • Records both imported and exported units, Gives Bill for net consumed units.
  • Financial credit for extra solar power produced.
  • No Battery storage Systems needed.
  • No maintenance.

Advantages of grid connected solar PV systems

  1. Generates environmentally clean energy.
  2. Does not cause pollution.
  3. Roof-top area on the buildings can be used and area required is about 100 Sq.feet/kw.
  4. Consumer becomes generator for his own electricity requirement.
  5. Feeding excess power to the grid.
  6. Easy to install and maintain.
  7. Having long life of 25 years.
  8. Export surplus solar power and save money.
net-metering-diagram