Location: Shirley, Massachusetts

Watts: 10,464

Monthly Production: 939 kWh

Date: September 2016

Net Metering in many states allows solar owners to benefit from their total solar production year-round. As this graph shows, this homeowner will produce less electricity than needed in the winter months, but more than needed in the summer months. During the summer, a Net Metering credit is applied to the electric bill, which is then used during the colder months. (Net Metering arrangements vary by state and sometimes town.)