Net metering is a beautiful thing for homeowners with solar arrays on their property. But what is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial for you? We get asked these questions quite frequently. Another question we get asked is “Do I need a battery system with solar?”
Virtually every home in Virginia is connected to the power grid. When you install a grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your roof, the system connects to your house’s main electrical panel and feeds electricity directly to your appliances, HVAC, lighting, etc. But your home remains connected to the power grid, just as before. When the sun is shining, your home pulls power from the solar panels. At night, and on rainy days, your home pulls power from the grid.