Vernon Foye, a solar customer with two solar homes, has enjoyed 4 months (March, April, May and June) with a net SMECO bill, and at least 50% reduction in utility costs during the summer months. These are fantastic results for a large, all-electric home.
How does he get 4 months of zero-cost utility bills over those months even though the consumption graph is higher than the solar production graph at certain points? Through the virtual energy storage system known as “Net Metering,” which replaces the need for energy storage batteries on grid-tied solar power systems. Click on the graph below to see live real-time solar power generation.