Net metering

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Net metering

A method of crediting customers for electricity that they generate onsite in excess of their own electricity consumption. If customers generate more than they use in a billing period, their electric meter turns backwards to indicate their net excess generation. Depending on individual state or utility rules, the net excess generation may be credited to their account, or carried over to a future billing period.
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These systems may run autonomously in case of power shutdown from the main stream network or can supply excess power to the main grid commonly known as reverse metering.
With the introduction of reverse metering, households could generate solar energy for themselves and transmit surpluses to the national grid.
Net-metering applies the concept of reverse metering that allows users to sell surplus energy to the grid at an agreed upon tariff rate; the consumer hence is billed for the net electricity used.
Additionally, the life of the engraving is increased and the ceramic cylinder can undergo reverse metering without damage from the doctor blade.
The system is tied to the power grid, feeding excess electricity back to the electric company in a process known as reverse metering.
Should the system produce more power than the home uses, reverse metering means the utility company pays the homeowner back for the power fed into its system.