What is Net Metering you ask? It’s a solar incentive from the power company that can save you extra money. Net Metering is a system that allows homeowners to buy and sell electricity to the power company. When your solar panels make more electricity than your home is using, you actually sell that extra electricity back to the power company. During some months of the year you will create more electricity than you use. That amount of energy is then deducted from your monthly bill or can be credited toward a future bill in the same calendar year.
Net metering is currently offered throughout the state of South Carolina- including Columbia. You will benefit from the net metering program as long as your solar panels are connected to the utility grid.
The utility companies in Columbia and Spartanburg that provide net metering for their customers are: