Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Our solar array passed inspection on the first try last Wednesday, and today Austin Energy installed our solar photovoltaic meter and net meter, which replaced the traditional power meter. With net metering, our electric bill will reflect the difference between what our solar array produces and what we consume over a month’s time. This is advantageous since power is sold to Austin Energy for less than what they charge for it. In temperate spring and fall months, we should see a credit.
Richard Perry, our project manager with SRE, dropped by on his way home to walk me through how to turn on the system… just in time for the sun to go down. Let’s hope for a sunny day tomorrow so we can watch the meter run backwards!