Modes of Operation
We have to understand that with solar there are MODES of operation. Most systems are not flexible enough to accommodate rates changes and can only operate in one mode or two. This equipment still costs thousands and replacing equipment because things got changed on you is an expensive mistake.
Understanding the Language
We hope that the information below will help you understand the differences between solar system designs and why it matters.
A few years ago, you simply canceled out any charges you consumed in the evening by selling your solar electricity back to the grid. It was a good deal! First adopters are still receiving the benefits. This is often referred to as “running the meter backwards”. The technical term is Net Energy Metering. This is no longer the deal it once use to be.
To understand how things work, there are some rates structures and terms to understand.