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Net Metering Solar

Net Energy Metering

Net metering is {a high|a very high|an} electricity program {wherein|in which|that requires} your {electrical company is expected|electric company is required|electric provider is expected} to {buy excess solar energy|purchase excess solar energy|purchase excess solar power} {generated from the|produced by|generated by} solar arrays {at complete|at full|for full} {power|energy|electricity} {prices|costs|price}.

{When your solar energy|If your solar|When your solar power} system {generates more energy|produces more power|produces more energy} than {your household requires|what your home needs|your home requires}{, it transmits the excess| it will transmit the surplus| It then transmits the excess} {electricity to the network|energy to the grid|power to the electric grid}. {Your electric company will then|The electric company will|Your electric provider will} {pay you for it|be able to pay for the excess electricity|compensate you for it}. Rooftop solar is {an excellent|a great|a fantastic} {way to save money by|method to save money|option to save money} {utilizing|using|making use of} net {metering|meters}. The {ideal|most suitable|best} {locations for solar installations|places for solar installations|places to install solar panels} {are not those that catch|aren’t those that receive|aren’t the ones that get} {the most|maximum|more} sunlight. {It is the state with|The state that has|This is the state that has} {the most favorable net-metering|one of the best net-metering|Net-metering policies that are most advantageous.} {policies|policy|regulations}.

How does Net Metering work?

Net {metering|Metering} is {a credit system that allows|a credit system that permits|an option for credit that allows} {you to return solar electricity|you to transfer solar energy|solar power to be returned} {to the|back to|into the} grid. It also offsets {the electricity|the power|electricity} {you use from the utility|you consume from your utility|that you get from utilities} in {future|the future}. This {gives you the economic|is the financial|allows you to reap the economic} {value|benefit|worth} {of the solar energy|from the energy|that solar power} {you produce|you generate|that you generate}. {You can eliminate your|You can reduce your|It is possible to reduce} monthly {electricity costs by properly|electric bill by correctly|energy bills by} {sizing|setting up|the size of} your solar {system|panel}.

{The middle of the day,|In the middle of the afternoon,|It is the time of day} {when|during which} the sun {shines|is shining}{, is when| is when| is the time that} solar panels {produce|generate|create} the most {electricity|power}. {Problem is,|The problem is that|However,} the {middle of the afternoon happens|middle of the afternoon tends|midday is known} to be {the time you|when you|the time when you} {use|consume|are using} the most {electricity|energy}. {Your panels are producing|The panels you have are producing|Panels are cranking out}{ way| far|} more {electricity that|power than|electricity than} {your home actually needs|your home actually requires|your home actually needs}.

The {excess electricity generated|extra electricity produced} by solar panels {is sent|is delivered|gets sent} {to the grid when it|back to grids when the system|into the grid when it} {produces|generates} more {electricity than|power than what|energy than} the {home uses|household consumes|house uses}. Net {metering is used to manage|meters are used to control|meters are used to manage} {excess generation|the excess generation|excess energy generation}. Your utility will {credit your account|charge your account|be credited} {for the full retail price|with the retail value|for the entire retail cost} of solar energy {when|once} {a net-metered system sends|the net-metered system is able to send|the net-metered system transmits} {it to the|energy to|its energy back to the} grid.

{At night|In the evening|After dark}{, your solar panels stop| the solar panels stop| your solar panels cease} producing electricity. The grid {then supplies|then provides|supplies} {electricity to your electric meter|the electricity you use to charge your electric meters|power to the electric meter}. The utility{ then|} {calculates the difference between how|determines the difference between how|determines the difference between the} much electricity {you have sent|you’ve sent|you’ve provided} {to the grid and|into the grid, and|back to grid as well as} {how much you|the amount you|how much} {used in determining|utilized to calculate|have used to determine} {your final bill at the|your final bill at|the final amount due at the} {end of each billing period|conclusion of each billing period|close of each billing cycle}. This is {net|known as net|called net} {metering|meters}.

These are the key issues to consider when looking at net metering within your state:

Limitations {on system capacity|on capacity of the system|to system capacity}

The {system size|size of the system|size of your system} (or {total|the total|overall} capacity) {that you can install|that you are able to install|which you are able to set up} is {often limited by|usually limited by the|typically limited by} {utilities or public commissions|public commissions or utilities}. {These policies often|The policies typically|They typically} {limit the system’s capacity at|restrict the system’s capacity to} {a specific percentage|certain percentages|the percentage} of your {annual electricity consumption|annual consumption of electricity|total annual consumption}. {This is usually|It is typically|This usually ranges} between 100 {and|to} 150{%| percent}.

Excess generation credit rate

Excess {generation is|generation occurs|production occurs} {when your system produces|the time when your system generates} more {electricity that you use|electricity than you consume|power than you need}. {Your utility must|The utility has to|The utility is required to} {compensate you through|pay you a fee through|compensate you with} net {metering|meters}.

{Most utilities will pay|The majority of utilities will compensate|Most utilities will reimburse} you for {excess electricity that|the excess electricity|any excess electricity} you {produce over|generate over|generate in} {a 12-month period|12 months|twelve months}. If {this is the case|that is the case,|that’s the case} you {can use excess|are able to use the excess|may use} production credits {up to|for up to|to the extent of} one year.

There are {many|a variety of|numerous} {utilities that offer|utilities that provide|companies that provide} {compensation for excess solar production|compensation for solar production that is not enough|the option of compensation for excess solar production}. {Many utilities credit|A majority of utilities credit|Many utilities will credit} excess solar {generation|power|production} at {full retail rates|retail prices that are fully inclusive|the full retail rate}{, which allows| that allows| and allow} for the “one{ to|} one” crediting {described above|mentioned above|that was mentioned earlier}.

{Some utilities, however,|Certain utilities, however,|Some utilities} are now {crediting|credited with|able to credit} {excess generation|surplus generation|excess power} at lower {rates|prices}. {If this is the case|If this is the case,|If this is true,} {you will need to install|you’ll need to set up|you’ll have to install} {a system to allow|an appliance that allows|the system that will allow} you to {use|make use of|utilize} {as much solar electricity as|the maximum amount of solar power|all the solar energy} you {can on-site|want on your own|want on site}.

Cap on {state-wide net metering|the state-wide net metering|state-wide net-metering}

{Many states have policies|A lot of states have laws|There are many states that have policies} {that limit how much energy|which limit the amount of energy that|that restrict the amount of energy} can be net {metered|measured|and billed}. These {rules are detrimental to|regulations are harmful to|rules harm} states{ and limit solar deployment| and restrict solar development|, and they limit solar installation}. {Many cases suggest that legislators|There are numerous instances that suggest that lawmakers|A number of cases suggest that legislators} {established a low nationwide net-metering|set a very low net-metering|put in place a net-metering cap that was low across the nation} cap {years|a few years|several years} {ago|back|long ago} (often less than {3 to 4|3-4} percent of {total utility electricity|the total electricity utility|total electricity} {sale|sold}).

{Many states are considering|A number of states are looking at|Many states are contemplating} {raising the net metering cap|increasing the net metering cap|raising the cap on net metering} {to help support Solar’s continued|to support Solar’s|in order to aid Solar’s} {growth|expansion}.

All {applicable utilities|utilities that are applicable|relevant utilities}

There {may be different|could be different|could be various} net metering {regulations and laws|laws and regulations|rules and regulations} {between|across different|among} {territories|regions|the different territories}. There {may|could} {be different net metering|differing net metering|exist different net-metering} {policies|rules|regulations} for {investor-owned utilities, rural|rural electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities} {electric cooperatives and municipal utilities|electric cooperatives , and municipal utilities|electric cooperatives and municipal utilities}.

{Many state net metering|A lot of state net metering|Some state net-metering} programs, {for example|like the ones mentioned above|for instance}{, are only enforced| they are only implemented| which are only enforced} {in the case of|for|only in the case of} {larger investor-owned utilities|large investor-owned utilities|larger utilities owned by investors}. {Many times|In many cases|A lot of times}{, municipal electric authorities and| municipal electric authorities as well as| municipal electric utilities and} {rural electric cooperatives are exempt|rural electric cooperatives are not exempt|electric cooperatives in rural areas are exempt} from {these regulations|the rules|the regulations}.

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{Policies to expand|Strategies to increase} net {metering|meters}

There are {many types|a variety|various types} of net energy {metering|meters}. {In order to increase|To increase|To improve} {access to solar energy,|the availability of solar energy,|access to solar energy} {some|certain} {states have passed laws|state legislatures have passed legislation|States have passed law} {allowing|that allow|that permit} virtual and {aggregate net metering|net metering in aggregate|the aggregate net metering}.

Additional Barriers

Net metering is {a system|a method|an arrangement} {where utilities and|that allows|in which} {public service commissioners|commissioners of public services} (i.e. {Utility regulators may place|regulators of utilities) can impose|regulators for utilities) may impose} additional {barriers in order|obstacles|restrictions} to make it {more difficult|harder} for {residents to go green|people to switch to a greener lifestyle|consumers to make the switch to green}. {These could entail additional expenses|This could result in additional costs|They could also add additional charges} {for grid interconnection, lengthy|for grid interconnection, long|to connect grids, lengthy} {regulatory approval, and perplexing|approvals for regulatory approval, and confusing|approval by regulators, and confusing} pricing.

Other {types|forms} of net energy {metering|meters}

{Most net metering arrangements|The majority of net metering arrangements|Net metering systems} {that are used for businesses|used by businesses|that are utilized for commercial use} or {homes involve|residences have|for homes have} one meter {on a single|for a single|per} property, {with|and} energy credits {to|going to|for} {one account or bill|only one bill or account|just one bank account, or even a bill}. Imagine residential solar panels. They are {installed|placed|mounted} on {one|a single|a} property{ and feed into one| and fed into an|, and then feed into an} electric {meter|meters}. The homeowner is {responsible|accountable} {for the utility account|to pay the account for utility services|of the electric bill}.

  • {Metering aggregate net – This policy|The policy of metering aggregate net|Averaging net of meters – The rule} {allows|permits} solar owners {with|who have} {multiple electric meters on their property|several electric meters|more than one electric meter on their property,} to {credit|charge|deduct} any {surplus solar electricity|excess solar energy|excess solar power} they {have|generate|get} from one {meter to the next|meters to the next|meter to another} (on {the same|identical|that same piece of} property).
  • Aggregate net {metering -|metering ,|meters -} {which is more common|that is more prevalent|which is more frequent} {on farms is often|on farms is commonly|in farms is usually} {referred to as|called|known as} “Agricultural Net Metering.” {Multiple buildings may|Multiple buildings could|There are multiple buildings that can} be part of {a farm, each with|an agricultural farm, each having|the farm, each of which has} {an electric meter|the electric meters|electricity meter}. {However, only|But only|Only} one roof {can be used|is able to be used|can be utilized} {for solar|to generate solar energy}. {Sometimes, a good-for-solar structure|In some cases, a solar-friendly structure|Sometime, a structure that is good for solar} {may not have much|might not have a lot of|may not have the greatest} electric demand. The {aggregate net metering|net metering|net metering aggregate} system {allows surplus|permits surplus|allows excess} {electricity|energy|electric power} to be {transferred to other|transferred to|redirected to} {buildings that have higher|structures that are more in|structures with higher} demand (e.g. {a house|houses|an apartment}). {Aggregate net metering in many|Net metering of aggregates in many|The use of aggregate net metering in a number of} states is {restricted|limited|only available} to farms

Virtual net {metering|meters|Metering}

Community Solar can be enabled {by|through|through the use of} {virtual|the use of virtual} net {metering|meters}. {Multiple utility customers, called|Customers from multiple utilities, referred to as|Numerous utility customers, also known as} {‘subscribers|”subscribers}”{, can| are able to| can} {sign up to receive credit|join to earn credit|enroll to receive credits} {towards the electricity produced|for the electricity generated|towards the power generated} {by a single solar project|by a single solar installation|through a single solar power project} {in their locality|within their area|in their locale}.

Virtual net metering {allows|permits} {community solar users|residents|people who are solar customers in the community} to{ get| receive|} {bill credit|credit on their bills|credit on their bill} for the {output of|production of|energy produced by} {off-site solar installations|solar panels that are not on site|solar installations that are off-site}.

In 2017, {less than|only} 20 states had {virtual net metering policies|policies for virtual net metering|net metering rules for virtual networks}. For more {information, visit|information, go to|details, visit} our community{ please contact us| and contact us|, and if you have any questions, please contact us}.

Are net metering credits transferable from month to month

It {all depends|is all dependent|is dependent} on the {utility|service|provider}. {However, most full-retail net|However, the majority of full-retail net|But, many full-retail} billing {programs allow|plans allow|plans permit} energy credits {for transfer|to be transferred} {from month to month|between months|across months}. If you {produce more electricity|generate more electricity|produce more power} than you {use in|consume in|consume during} {a given month,|the month in question, any|one month, the} {excess net metering credits|surplus net-metering credit|extra net meters} {may|can|could} {be used to offset|serve to compensate|use to reduce}{ the|} {electricity|electric power|energy} {taken from the grid for|that is taken from the grid for|drawn from the grid in} the {following|next} month.

{You’ll usually have more credits|It is common to have more credits|Credits are usually higher} {during the summer months|in the summer time|during summer} {when the days are longer|as the days get longer|when the days are long} and {sunnier|the sun is shining|more sunny}. {These summer credits|These credits during summer|The summer credits} {can be used to reduce|are able to be used to lower|can be used to cut down on} your electric {bill in the|bills in|bill during} {winter|winter months|winter}.

{The true-up policy of your utility, which|Your utility’s true-up policies, that|A utility’s real-time policy, which} {is|determines|includes} {how often they buy|the frequency they purchase|the amount of time they spend on buying} credits{ out, will determine|, will determine|, will decide} {whether credits can be carried|the possibility of carrying credits|whether credits are able to be carried} {over month to|from month to|across the} month. This policy {can be|is} {found within|located in|found in} their net {metering|meters} policy.

What does net metering mean for electricity bills?

{Most homes will generate|The majority of homes produce|A majority of homes generate} more electricity {during the|in the|during} summer {months than they need|than they require|months than they will need}{, and use less electricity| and draw less power| to, and will draw less electricity} from the grid {during the|in the|during} winter. {These variations in production|The variations in electricity production|The fluctuations in electricity output} are {predictable so|known, so|predictable , which is why} your utility {will not|won’t|company will not} {send you a monthly check|issue a monthly bill|give you a monthly payment} {if you produce more electricity|when you generate more electricity|for electricity you generate} than you {need|require|use}. {You will instead build up|Instead, you will build|Instead, you’ll build} credits {in the summer months|during the summer months|in summer} {to be able to|so that you can|in order to} {draw on them during the|use them in the|take advantage of them in} winter. {Your system can produce|The system you choose to use will produce|Your system will generate} enough power to {meet|cover|satisfy} {your annual electricity consumption|the annual energy consumption of your home|the requirements of your annual electricity usage} {if it is designed correctly|when it is properly designed|If it’s designed properly}.

{You will be credited|You’ll be credited|You’ll get credit} {if your solar power|when your solar power|for solar power if your} system {produces more electricity|generates more power} than you {use in|consume in|use during} {a given|the course of a|one} month. {This credit is based on|The credit is determined by|This credit is calculated based on} {how many kilowatt hours|the number of kilowatt hours that|how many kilowatts} {you have returned|you’ve remitted|you’ve returned} {to the|back to|into the} grid. {To make up|In order to make up|To cover} the difference, {you will|you’ll} {need to purchase|have to pay for|be required to buy} {electricity from your utility|electric power from the utility|energy from your provider} {if|company if|provider if} you {produce less electricity|generate less electricity|produce less power} than {what you use|you consume}. {These cases would see you|In these cases, you’ll be|In these situations, you will be} {paying for electricity,|having to pay for electric power,|being charged for power} {less any|less|but less} {excess electricity generated|extra electricity produced|extra electricity generated} by{ your|} solar panels.

What are the advantages of net metering

{Utility bill savings|Savings on utility bills}

Net metering is {a great|an excellent|a fantastic} {option for solar homeowners because|option for solar homeowners as|alternative for solar homeowners since} it {saves them|can save them|helps them save} money on their {utility|energy} bills. {Over the life of|Through the lifetime of|In the long run,} {your solar panel system,|your solar panel system|the solar panel system you have installed,} net metering {could|can} {save you thousands of dollars|save you thousands of dollars|help you save thousands of dollars}.

Solar {panel systems|panels} can be {used to offset the entire|utilized to offset the total|utilized to offset the complete} {cost of solar customers’|costs of solar users’|cost of solar customer’s} {electricity use within a billing|electric consumption within a billing|energy usage within a bill} cycle, {as we have|as we’ve|which we’ve} {already mentioned|previously mentioned|already discussed}. {But|However}{, electric| electric| electricity} {bills are subject|charges are subject|bill are subjected} to fixed {charges|costs|fees} {that net meters cannot|which net meters can’t|that net meters are unable to} {eliminate|remove|completely eliminate}.

Payback {periods are shorter|times are less|time frames are shorter}

The payback {times for areas|time for regions|times for regions} {that offer|with|which have} {full retail net meters will|fully retail net meters will|full retail net meters are likely to} be {shorter than those|less than those|much shorter than areas} {that don’t|which don’t|which do not}. {Because solar homeowners will|Solar homeowners can|Because solar homeowners} {save more on their electricity|lower their electric|reduce their electricity} {bills and recoup|costs and will be able to recover|bills and recover} their investment {costs quicker|faster|cost faster}{, this is why| This is the reason| that’s why} {they are so popular|they’re so popular|they’re so sought-after}.

{A|The typical|An} New Jersey solar power system {would pay back|will pay off|could pay back its debt} {in 4 to|within 4 to|in between 4 and} {5|five} years. This is {due in large part to|because of|partly due to} net meters. {South Dakota’s|The South Dakota} system{, however, may| could| can} take {as long as|up to} 12 years to {pay back|repay} {because it doesn’t|since it does not|due to the fact that it doesn’t} {have any form of|have any|possess any type of} net meters.

{Your solar payback time|The time it takes to pay back solar energy|The solar payback period} is not {just|only} affected by net {metering|meters}. The {length of the|duration of the|duration of your} payback {period will depend|time will be based|time is contingent} on {many factors, including|a variety of factors, including|many aspects, such as} the {size of your photovoltaic systems|size of your photovoltaic system|dimensions of your photovoltaic system}{, how much electricity| and the amount of electricity| as well as the amount of power} you {use, and whether|consume, as well as whether|use, and if} there are{ any|} {rebates or incentives|incentives or rebates|incentives or rebates available} {in your area|in your region|within your local area}.

This {reduces the grid's stress|helps reduce the stress on the grid.|eases grid stress.}

{Because residential solar panels reduce|Since residential solar panels lessen|Because solar panels for residential use reduce} {stress on the electric|the load on the|strain on the electric} grid distribution {network|system}{, utilities and their customers| utility companies and their customers| utilities and their clients} {reap the benefits|benefit from the reduction in stress|get the benefit}. Solar homeowners {don’t|do not} draw {power|electricity|energy} {directly from the|straight from|direct from the} grid{,|} {but instead use|rather, they use|instead, they draw} their own {electricity|power|energy}.

{Additionally|Furthermore|In addition}{, if a solar system| when a solar system| in the event that a solar array} {generates more energy than is|produces more energy than} {needed, it can|required, it could|required, it may} be {used by other|utilized by|utilized by other} customers of {non-solar utilities|utilities that are not solar} to {meet their energy needs|fulfill their energy requirements|satisfy their energy requirements}. This {puts even more|increases the|places additional} {pressure on utility power plants|stress on power plants of utility companies|pressure on the power plants of utilities}.

Is net metering available in all states?

{Technically, net metering is|Net metering is technically} {required in 38 states and|mandatory in 38 states and|required in 38 states as well as} Washington D. C. {Some major utility companies|There are major utilities|Certain major utility companies} {in|are located in|operate in} Idaho and Texas {which also offer|that also provide|offer} net metering {for|to|services for} {residential solar customers, although|solar residential customers, though|residential solar customers, even though} they {are not required|aren’t required|do not have} to.

South Dakota and Tennessee are {both the only states without|two of the states that do not have|the only two states that don’t have} any{ form of|| type of} {net meters or alternative net|Net meters, or other alternative|net meters and alternative net} meters{ in place|}. {These states may not be|They aren’t|These states aren’t} the only ones {that do|to} not have net {metering or|meters or|metering , or} alternative {net metering rules|rules for net metering|net metering regulations}. {Utility companies|Companies in the utility industry} {across|all over|throughout} the U.S. have been trying to {reduce net metering programs|cut down on net metering programs|eliminate net metering} in {an effort to increase|order to boost|an attempt to increase} their {profit margins and|profits and|profit margins as well as} {solar savings for residential customers|the savings from solar for homeowners|save money on solar energy for customers living in the U.S}. In states {like|such as} Louisiana, South Carolina and California{, which are the| that are among the| which are} most solar-friendly, {utilities have achieved|utilities have had|utility companies have seen} {success|the desired results|great success}.

{If you have net metering|If there is net metering|In the event that you are able to have net-metering}{ available|} {in your region|in your area|within your region}{, you can be credited| You can be compensated| and you are eligible to be credited} {for any surplus energy in|with any excess energy in|for any surplus energy you generate in} {one or both of the|either or both of the|one or both of} following {ways|methods}:

  • Net metering {at retail prices|at retail rates|with retail prices}{: You receive credit| You are credited| you receive credit} for {every kilowatt hour sent|each kilowatt hour you send|every kilowatt-hour you transmit} {to the|into the|back to} grid. If {you are|you’re} {charged 16 cents for each|charged 16 cents per|paid 16 cents for every} {kWh consumed, then|kWh used,|energy unit consumed, then} {you will get|you’ll receive|you’ll get} 16 cents {for every|per|for each} kWh {exported|you export|that you export}. {This type of net-metering|Net-metering of this kind|This kind of net-metering} {is required in 29 states|is mandatory in 29 states|is required in 29 states}.
  • Net metering {with|that has|using} {a lower feed-in tariff|lower feed-in rates|an lower feed-in rate}{: Electricity surplus sent| electricity surplus that is sent| the electricity surplus you send} to {the grid will be credited|the grid will be charged|grid is credited} at a lower {price|cost|rate}. {You may|You can|It is possible to} pay 16 cents {for your|per|for} consumption, {but 10|and 10|but only 10} cents {for|to} export. In 17 states{ that retail-rate| where retail-rate|, where retail rate} net billing {is not mandatory|is not required|isn’t mandatory}{, feed-in tariffs or| Fee-in tariffs, feed-in tariffs and| feed-in tariffs or} other programs {may be used|can be utilized|are available}.

Use net metering to save by going solar

{Because you can|Since you can|Because you are able to} {store all the energy|keep all the energy|conserve all the energy that} {you generate with|generated by} solar{, net metering is| net metering, it is| net metering, it’s} the {best option for|most efficient|best choice for} solar policy. {You can then|Then you can|It is then possible to} {use the remaining energy|utilize the energy you have left|draw the rest of the energy} from {the grid|grid power} {at a later time|in the future|at a later date}. Net metering {can help you|could help you|can allow you to} {save thousands of dollars|reduce your expenses|cut costs} by {offsetting|reducing|deducting} your {electricity needs from|energy needs with|power needs to}{ the|} grid.

{Although net metering may|While net metering might} not be the {only way|sole method|only method} {utilities pay homeowners|utilities can pay homeowners|homeowners are paid by utilities} {to go solar|for solar power|to switch their solar systems}, {it is|it’s} the most {popular and effective|well-known and efficient|widely used and most effective}. {Also, be sure to|Be sure to|Also, make sure you} {visit|check out|go to} the {Database of State Incentives for Renewables and|database of state incentives for renewables as well as|State-sponsored Database on Renewables, Energy and} Efficiency(r){, which tracks| that tracks| that monitors} other policies.

If {you are|you’re} {interested in learning|looking to learn|looking to know} more about {net metering or|net metering and|net-metering or} other {incentives for solar power|solar power incentives|incentives to power solar}{,| and solar power,| such as net metering,} {the|this|you can use the} Database of State Incentives for Renewables {&|and} Efficiency is {a great|an excellent|a fantastic} {resource|source}. {Visit the websites of your|Check out the websites of your|Go to the websites of the} state’s utility {company and|company as well as the|provider and the} government {to find out more|agencies to learn more|for more information} {about solar incentives|regarding solar incentive programs|on solar-related incentives}.

Financial incentives for going Solar

{One of the most|The most|A very} {powerful|effective} {incentives for solar power|incentive for solar energy|rewards for solar} is net {metering policies|meters}. {You can combine net metering|Net metering can be combined|It is possible to combine net metering} {with other financial incentives|along with financial incentive programs|alongside other incentives} {to increase|to boost|in order to increase} {your ROI|the return on investment|your return on investment}.

  • You {can|are eligible to} {claim|get|take} {26% of the|26percent of|up to 26% of} {cost|expense|price} of solar {installations|panels|installation} {as a tax deduction|as tax deductions|to be tax-deductible} {under the federal solar tax credit|in the solar tax credit program of the Federal government|as part of the federal tax credit for solar}. If {your solar installation|the solar installation you chose to install|your solar project} {cost \$10,000, you could|was \$10,000, you can|costs \$10,000, you may} {claim \$2,600 as|claim|get} {a tax deduction|an income tax deduction|tax deductions} {on your next tax return|on your tax return in the future|when you file your next tax return}. {This benefit is available anywhere|This tax deduction is available everywhere|The benefit is available to anyone} {in|within} the U.S.
  • {Depending on your location|Based on the location of your residence|Depending on where you live}{, you may| depending on your location, you could| You may} be {eligible for state tax credits|qualified for tax credits from the state|qualified for state tax credits}. {These can be claimed|They can be claimed|These are available} {in addition to the federal incentive|as an addition to federal incentives|along with the Federal incentive}.
  • {Some state governments|Certain states|Certain state governments} {offer|provide} solar rebates. These {incentives are cash incentives|are cash-based incentives|incentives are cash rewards} {that can be subtracted|which can be deducted|that are subtracted} from the {price|cost} {of your solar PV system|of your solar PV system|of your solar PV installation}.

{Before you sign|Before signing|When you are about to sign} {a contract, it is|an agreement, it’s|the contract, it’s} {important to reach out for|essential to seek|crucial to get} {quotations|estimates|quotes}. This will {help|allow|enable} you {to avoid low-quality|avoid poor-quality|avoid subpar}{, overpriced installations and ensure| installation, expensive installations and make sure| or expensive installations, and also ensure} that {you are getting|you get|you’re getting} the {best deal possible|most competitive price|best price possible}. Contact us {to get|for|to receive} {quotes|estimates|quotations} {from|for quotes from|on} [xfield_company], the {best solar company|most reliable solar company|best solar provider} {in your area|within your region|in your area}.

Go solar now while net metering is still available for the best savings

{We are going to|We’ll} {be open with you:|discuss with you:|share with you the fact that} {net metering’s best|net-metering’s greatest} days are {gone|over|behind us}. {The future of net-metering|Net-metering’s future|Future of net-metering} {is not|isn’t|doesn’t} {looking good|promising|going to be a good one}. {Net metering, despite being|Net-metering, while|Net-metering, despite being} the {driving force behind|main driver behind|primary driver of} {the solar industry, is|this industry of solar, has come|an industry that is dominated by solar energy, comes} {under|now under|currently under} {attack|assault|threat} {from greedy electric utility companies|by greedy electric utility companies|by greedy electric utility firms} {seeking to preserve|trying to protect|looking to maintain} their {profit|profits} margins.

{You can get the most|The best|You will get the greatest} savings {from net metering if|from net metering when|through net metering if} you {go solar as soon|get solar as quickly|install solar as soon} as {possible|you can|you are able}. {You run the risk|There is a chance|You risk the possibility} that your utility {will|might|may} {cut|end|stop} the program. {This means you’ll end up|In the end, you’ll be|That means you’ll end up} paying less {long-term|over the long run|in the long run}.

{Our solar panel calculator will|The solar panel calculator can} {help you determine how much|assist you in determining how much|aid you in determining the amount} solar panels {could reduce|can cut down|can reduce} {your electricity bills|the cost of electricity|your electric bills}. {We can give you|We will provide you with|We’ll give you} {a customized estimate for|an estimate that is specific to|an estimate tailored to} your home{ based on information| based on the information|, based on data} {from our local installers|provided by our installers in the area|of our nearby installers}. {This will include your|It will include your|This estimate will include} {solar savings and the cost|solar energy savings as well as the cost|savings from solar and the price} of {a solar installation|installing solar panels|solar installation}. {So you can|You can then|This will allow you to} {decide if it is|determine if it’s} worth {it|the cost}.

We {monitor changes in|track changes to|keep track of changes to} net metering {policies|laws|regulations} across the {country|nation|United States}. While some states {expand|are expanding|have expanded} net metering, {others try|other states try|others attempt} to {reverse|stop} it. [xfield_company] is the {only organization that mobilizes|only group that gathers|sole organization that encourages} solar owners to {promote|advocate for|push for} net-metering {advancements in their community|improvements in their communities|advances in their communities} and {to oppose net-metering attacks|to fight against net-metering threats|oppose attacks on net-metering}.



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