Net Metering

You’ve probably heard of Net Metering, but still might be a little confused on exactly what it is. Actually, it’s pretty simple!

Electricity from your solar energy system that you don’t use is credited to you by the utility company as it passes through your utility meter and into the utility grid. Basically, it means that your solar electric system shares energy with the power grid. Many people often think that solar means complete disconnection from the grid. Only when battery systems are included is this the case. Most solar energy systems in California are connected to the grid and take advantage of net metering.

How Net metering works with Nexus Solar

Our Process

  • 1. Consultation

    In order to determine which system is best for your specific needs, our knowledgeable team of solar consultants will sit down with you at your home and do an in-depth analysis of your current electrical usage. After listening to your specific objectives, examining your situation and doing a complete site evaluation, you will have the power to confidently choose which technology is best for you. In this stage, our primary goal is to help you realize what solar can do for you, address any budgetary or aesthetic concerns and decide whether you would like to further explore the possibility of going solar.
  • 3. Permitting

    Following the guidelines set out by the NEC (National Electric Code), our talented team of designers will create a solar system that not only fits your needs but those of your local building department as well. Prior to submitting for any permits, you will always have an opportunity for final approval. Once everything is a “go”, then the permit process should only take about 2-3 weeks. During this time period, we will also submit a reservation request for both your federal and state rebates, file the interconnect agreement with your utility company and order the materials required for your project.
  • 2. Proposal

    Each one of our proposals is hand tailored for to fit your specific home and lifestyle. We find the best solution to save you the maximum amount of money. The solar consultant will go over a comprehensive cash flow analysis, establish your BEP (breakeven point) and applicable rebates and incentives. Also covered will be the exact equipment specifications and a preliminary design of your system. Once a decision has been made on your size of system we will execute a contract that details the scope of work, contract and rebate amount, start date and interconnection requirements.
  • 4. Installation

    By now, an installation date has been established and a project timeline has been coordinated with your solar consultant. Once the panels have been delivered on site you project should begin within 24hrs. All of our crews are professional, clean cut individuals that conduct themselves in a courteous and respectful manner. They show up on time, leave the work site clean and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the installation process. Depending on size and complexity a residential system should take about 2-5 day to complete installation.


Absolutely! The idea that your electric bill isnt high enough to save with solar power is a ruse created by the largest publicly traded solar companies. Why would they do such a thing? Because they only see value in helping people with higher electric bills. Even if you’ve already gotten an estimate or were told that you dont qualify, we guarantee savings. At Nexus Solar, we care about families and we know that every penny counts. The truth is that for nothing out of pocket and with no upfront costs, you can save up to 50% on your electric bill even if your average electric bill is $60 or below!
The question is, can you afford the cost of doing nothing? The truth is that electric rates are scheduled to double over the coming decade in California. We know, it’s rare that something comes along that truly benefits California’s families. At Nexus Solar, the key to unlocking lower utility bills and a cleaner environment is education. No matter how high or low your electric bill is, clean energy is a solution that can save you thousands while ending your reliance on the investor owned electric companies. Were not kidding! It doesn’t cost you a penny. Good credit, bad credit, Nexus can help.

No! This rumor is exactly that. A rumor. The truth is that our installers are seasoned at installing on rooftops that are in almost any condition. Also, almost all roofing companies are solar friendly now days. When the time does come to get a new roof, we will work with the roofing company of your choice to ensure a seamless process and low cost to you so that you can save money on your electric bill today!

No! This is another common misconception about renewable energy. Solar power is not a new technology. President Jimmy Carter was the first president to openly support renewable energy by putting solar panels on the White House in 1979! Today, solar is just cheaper and more efficient. In recent years government subsidies have re-invigorated solar energy to the point where its now cheaper and cleaner than fossil fuel and nuclear energy production.

Will technology continue to improve? Yes. Will efficiency continue to improve enough to justify waiting? No. The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) currently covers 30% of the system, which expires in 2016. The time to save is now.

Every family has varying needs and wants. We offer the opportunity to choose a solar lease, PPA or purchase based on whats best for the homeowner. Ask about the best option for your family during your visit!

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