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Net metering chart gives solar customers 2 key bits of information

Unless you’ve lived in states such as California, Hawaii or Arizona, where residential solar panel arrays are much more prevalent than other parts of the U.S., you may not know about net metering, which gives solar customers credits for excess electricity produced by their panels.

Those credits add value to your solar investment, with the sunnier, summer months providing the most amount of daylight for solar panels to produce excess energy.

A recent chart produced by the U.S. Energy Information Administration illustrates that point very well, as monthly breakdowns from 2016 and 2017 show that the most kilowatt hours of estimated net generation solar electricity occurred from May-September. So as you get your solar panel system, know that those months typically will be best for your own excess energy production than months beyond that range.

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A second morsel that the chart shows, albeit less readily, is that residential sector net metering numbers for the first five months of 2018 are far exceeding the same ranges from 2016 and 2017. Take a look:

Residential sector net metering (January-May)
(Numbers shown in millions of kilowatt hours)
2016: 3,986
2017: 5,326
2018: 6,707

The 25-plus percent annual growth in net metering indicates that more and more consumers are going solar and seeing the benefits of harnessing the sun’s energy for their own gain and for the betterment of the environment.

While solar systems have the most opportunities to produce power in parts of the country that have abundant year-round sunshine, solar arrays are effective even in northern U.S. states, especially ones with high energy costs. That’s why you see Power Home Solar doing business in states including Michigan and Ohio (along with North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia).

With our innovative solar program, homeowners in our five-state coverage area can go solar for $0 up-front cost, save money on their electric bills, and generate their own clean energy. The solar panels installed on your home are American made and come with a 25-year warranty, with many panels expected to last well beyond that.

Please feel free to fill out the form below or contact Power Home Solar at 800-765-2715, and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program.

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