Solar On- grid Net Metering System
About Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity
they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on the home's rooftop, it may generate
more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours. If the home is net-metered, the electricity meter
will run backwards to provide a credit against what electricity is consumed at night or other periods where the
home's electricity use exceeds the system's output. Customers are only billed for their "net" energy use. On
average, only 20-40% of a solar energy system’s output ever goes into the grid. Exported solar electricity serves
nearby customers’ loads..
5 Benefits of Net Metering: -
- 1. You will receive a credit for your excess solar power at the utility’s going rate for electricity. When there
is not enough electricity from the sun, the utility company will supply your electrical needs. You will pay
only for the difference between the power supplied by the utility and the power produced by the solar panels.
- 2. With net metering the utility company essentially “stores” your extra solar power for times when you don’t
have enough. This means that you don’t really need an expensive battery bank, unless you want a small battery
backup system for power outages.
- 3. Another expensive part of early solar power systems that you won’t need is the backup generator. Generators
are expensive, noisy and need fuel (gasoline, diesel, natural gas or propane). The electrical utility is
there as your backup when solar power is not available.
- 4. One of the frustrations of off-grid systems which are not connected to the utility is that the extra power
in the summer months can’t be stored for the winter. Battery banks typically store power for only 3-5 days.
When the batteries are full there is no way to store the extra energy.
- 5. With net metering, we have now eliminated the batteries and the backup generator – the two components of a
solar power system that require maintenance and have the shortest lifetimes. The only components you need
for a grid-tied net metering system is the solar panels, which produce the power, and an inverter that converts
the DC power from the solar panels to the standard AC power produced by the utility.
We at RECW have experience team for Solar On-Grid system projects, our engineers and technicians analyzing the exact
requirement for the system design with proper calculation and assessment, we are using quality and standard products
for the On-Grid system; we are also associated with various top quartile brands to provide superior quality equipments.
RECW work procedure:-
- 1. Load calculation for exact need and requirement
- 2. Site assessment for roof and other installation region.
- 3. Design the best solution.
- 4. Procurement of materials
- 5. Installation and commissioning.
- 6. Customer feedback.