Net Energy Metering 2.0 – Successor to the Net Energy Metering Tariff

What is Net Energy Metering? Net Energy Metering (NEM) is a billing arrangement, or “tariff,” established pursuant to Public Utilities Code § 2827 that allows customer-generators to install and utilize an on-site power generation system to serve a portion of their energy needs, and to receive compensation for any excess generation exported to the utility grid. The current NEM […]

Net Energy Metering In Action

This chart illustrates solar Net Energy Metering (NEM) in action, with power generated by solar panels on my roof actually generating 100% of my energy demand. As our days are getting longer, my solar ROI is getting shorter.

Solar ROI – My 4 to 6 Year Solar Return On Investment

I first wrote this post on the evening of December 25, 2015. That day my own rooftop solar system produced 32.11 kWh of energy, suggesting a 4 to 6 year solar ROI. Merry Christmas! Now, after a full week of solar energy production, my solar enthusiasm has continued. My own home’s solar energy system was installed […]

Electric Rates at SDG&E Up Near 500% 2001 to 2015

The past 15 years has seen close to a 500% increase in electric rates in San Diego, a trend that is likely to continue. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) electric rates feature a tiered structure where the more energy is consumed by a customer, the higher the cost. Over the past 15 years from […]