One of the best perks of a solar system is having the ability to monitor your system’s energy production. Property owners can see in real-time the productivity on a daily, monthly, and annual basis. What makes monitoring such an important factor of a solar home or business is having the cabability to track how thesystem is generating solar power in relation to the energy that’s coming from the utility company. It’s a great tool to visualize your electricity offset between the two.
Being that clean energy is a fundamental issue in today’s political spectrum, the Whitehouse wants it to be available to all Americans. The plan is called, Clean Energy Savings for All Initiative. The goal is to bring 1 Gigawatt of solar energy to low and moderate income families by 2020 part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to install 100 megawatts to federally assisted housing.
Earlier this year California passed the second part of the Net-Energy-Metering program (NEM), deciding to continue to offer NEM at the same rate but with added charges for solar homeowners. NEM 2.0 now requires homeowners to go on a Time-of-Use Plan and adds Non-Bypassable Charges (NBCs) and a one-time Interconnection Fee.