Net metering

CPUC Proposal Will Reduce the Number of New Solar Installations in California by 95%

Evan Nicoles

January 13, 2022

CPUC Proposal Will Reduce the Number of New Solar Installations in California by 95%

The CPUC's proposal to California's net metering policy will reduce the state's solar installations by 95%, according to a SolarReviews survey.

Solar power 101: Everything you need to know about solar

Catherine Lane

October 6, 2021

Solar power 101: Everything you need to know about solar

Learn everything you need to know about solar power with our breakdown of basic concepts.

Net metering 3.0 in California: What homeowners need to know

Ben Zientara

August 11, 2021

Net metering 3.0 in California: What homeowners need to know

After NEM 3.0 is enacted in California, the Golden State will likely not have a true net metering system, with reduced compensation and increased monthly fees on solar owners.

Duke Energy’s new net metering program in SC to reduce solar savings, boost battery industry

Catherine Lane

June 22, 2021

Duke Energy’s new net metering program in SC to reduce solar savings, boost battery industry

While Duke Energy’s new net metering program will cut customers’ solar savings, it could potentially increase battery installations.

The state of net metering in the United States in 2021

Ben Zientara

January 26, 2021

The state of net metering in the United States in 2021

This annual report ranks the states for friendliness to home solar based on their net metering programs.

New York’s new net metering policy to cut solar savings

Catherine Lane

July 21, 2020

New York’s new net metering policy to cut solar savings

In response to coronavirus, New York extended their net metering program - at a cost.

New petition seeks to end net metering across the United States

Ben Zientara

May 20, 2020

New petition seeks to end net metering across the United States

NERA has filed a petition to end net metering. Find out how it can affect solar homeowners and how you can help.

Grid-tied solar systems explained

Zeeshan Hyder

January 17, 2020

Grid-tied solar systems explained

Here’s an in-depth look at grid-tied solar systems, the most popular kind of solar panel setup in America.

Kentucky net metering changes: Is coal stifling the sun?

Catherine Lane

November 27, 2019

Kentucky net metering changes: Is coal stifling the sun?

KY just passed a bill that replaces full retail net metering with a lower compensation rate for solar customers. How will this affect their savings?

Changes to Louisiana's Net Metering: Why You Should Care

Catherine Lane

September 13, 2019

Changes to Louisiana's Net Metering: Why You Should Care

The Louisiana Public Service Commission’s vote to change net metering is expected to cut homeowners’ savings significantly.

Solar panel reliability: How reliable is solar power?

Zeeshan Hyder

May 30, 2019

Solar panel reliability: How reliable is solar power?

Critics often claim that solar power is unreliable. So, how is solar energy produced and is it a reliable source of energy? Find out here.

Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment?

Andrew Sendy

April 11, 2019

Investing in solar energy: What return can you get on your solar investment?

Need to know the return on investment before making a big commitment like solar for your home. Here are the costs, incentives, savings and payback.