Frequently Asked Question
Can I sell power back to the utility grid?
Yes, with the correct inverter you can safely sell power
back to the
utility grid. The real question is can I sell power back to the utility
company. Most states have net metering bills that basically say the
company will have to buy the power back from you at the same rate you
power from them. The states that don’t have net metering bills
only pay the wholesale cost of the power about 1-3 cents.
Until uniform codes have been adopted by all utilities
it is best that
you first check with your utility. Each utility has different
standards that have to be meet before they will allow you to sell power
back to the utility grid. The unfortunate thing about these different
requirements is that modern inverters have all of the safety equipment
built into them as standard components. So some of the equipment a
company may ask you to add is already inside the inverter.