Utility bills with solar can be confusing and difficult to understand. This article explains how to read your utility bill so you can review your bills with the confidence that your solar array is hard at work, saving you money.
- The solar energy your system generates is used in your home, if you generate more electricity than you need the extra electricity is sent to the utility for credits.
- The utility manages your credits and applies them against your bill automatically, just like cell phone roll-over minutes.
Below are three scenarios and examples of what your utility bill may reflect (ignore "Anniversary Month").
1. You generated more solar energy than you used so you are receiving credits on your account.
2. You used more energy than your solar panels generated but you have enough solar credits to cover the difference and continue to roll credits to your next bill.
3. You used more energy than your solar panels generated and you are using all of your credits.