Energy credits in form net-metering is proving to be the most popularas it allow the customers all the benefits of grid tie systems.• Net metering is a solar incentive designed to increase the return onyour investment in a PV system by crediting your bill for this surpluspower at a predetermined rate.• With net metering, you are billed for the net amount of electricity youused during the billing period. In other words, you pay the differencebetween the electricity coming from the grid and the electricity youput back into the grid.Net metering regulation allows you to send electricity generated fromrenewable sources to the electrical grid for a credit toward your energycosts. Here’s how it works. Your utility will subtract the value of electricityyou supply to the grid from the value of what you take from the grid. Whatyou’ll see on your bill is the “net” difference between those two amounts.Net metering means you no longer need to purchase expensive batteries ora backup generator – or factor those costs into the price of installing arenewable energy generation system. If you supply power that is worthmore than what you take from the grid over the billing period, you’llreceive a credit that can help lower future energy bills. The more electricityyou produce, the greater your savings. Your local utility will continue to read your meter just as they do now. The bill you see will reflect the difference between the value of theenergy you exported to the grid and the value of the energy youneeded to take from the grid. All of the regulated charges apply onlyto your net consumption. If that portion of your bill is zero, or acredit, your bill will include only your distributor’s fixed monthlycustomer charge. And if you have more credit than you can apply toone bill you can carry the balance forward for up to one year to offsetfuture costs.Net metering is a multi-step process that requires carefulconsideration. Here are the initial steps you’ll need to undertake:• Find out more about the process. The first step is to contact your localutility company. They can provide details about the technicalrequirements, the approval process, and how to obtain your net meteringagreement. You may also want to contact ElectricalSafety Authority and state nodalagency for Ministry of new & Renewable Energy. They must inspectand approve your system. Along with your utility, the CEIG isresponsible for ensuring that your renewable energy system isproperly connected to the electrical grid. Determine what size system will suit your needs. In order to size your system, identify your individual energy requirements. (An averagehome uses about 10,000-12,000 kW annually.) You can use yourprevious bills as a starting point. It’s also worth considering whatenergy requirements you can reduce through, for example, energy efficientappliances and lighting. Remember, your credits can only becarried forward for 12 months, so there is no value in over-sizing yoursystem. And bear in mind, too, that the maximum productionallowable is 20000 kW or 30% of the capacity of the transformerfeeding your home. (Most residential transformers allow between 30and 60 kW of solar rooftop.). Or simply contact Shaktisteller Energy Solutions.