How It Works
What is Net Metering and How Does It Work?
Through New York State’s Net Metering Law and LIPA’s Tariff for Electric Service, residential
customers with PV systems 10 kW or less are entitled to net metering. At times, a net metered
occurs, the electric meter will spin in reverse. The excess electricity is returned to the LIPA
system. At the end of each month, the net metered customer is billed only for the net
consumption, that is, the amount of electricity consumed, less the amount of electricity
produced. This is called “net metering.” Your meter is currently spinning in the "Consumption"
mode. To spin your meter backwards due to PV, we need to reverse the dials direction to
simulate a reversing meter.
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Introduction to solar energy
IT'S Simple  It's Net Metering
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