What is a Net Energy Metering (NEM) program?

2018-08-05T22:17:02-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: |

Net Energy Metering (NEM) is a special billing arrangement that allows customers with solar PV systems to get the full retail value of the electricity their systems generate. A special “net meter” tracks the difference between the amount of electricity your solar panels produce and the amount of  electricity you use during each billing cycle. When ...(continue)

Who is eligible for NEM?

2018-07-31T01:27:26-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: |

Any Peninsula Clean Energy customer who meets PG&E’s NEM program requirements is eligible for Peninsula Clean Energy’s NEM program. Generally, this includes customers with renewable electric generation systems (such as solar, wind, biogas, and fuel cell installations) that are less than 1,000 kW. The average residential installation is 5 kW, and the average commercial installation is ...(continue)

What happens to my PG&E NEM credits when I am automatically enrolled in Peninsula Clean Energy?

2018-07-31T01:26:47-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: |

Peninsula Clean Energy will be enrolling all NEM customers either the month of or the month following their annual true-up date. Peninsula Clean Energy has taken care to enroll NEM customers based on their true-up dates to ensure that customers who have credits stored up will be able to cash them out with PG&E instead of ...(continue)

PG&E is required to complete the NEM interconnection within 30 working days of receiving an application.

2018-07-31T01:25:04-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: |

Final permission to operate your solar PV system and/or wind system is required by PG&E, regardless of whether or not you are a Peninsula Clean Energy customer. PG&E will review your completed application, along with a single-line diagram that is representative of your system. Upon a successful evaluation of your engineering review, PG&E will install your ...(continue)

Will I earn more credits for being a Peninsula Clean Energy NEM customer than currently offered by PG&E?

2018-07-31T01:24:28-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: |

Yes! PCE buys electricity generated by NEM customers at $.01/kWh* above the rate schedule in effect at the time of solar production (retail price). This is a bonus for producing clean, local electricity. An additional benefit is that instead of an annual true-up where NEM customers may be subject to a year’s worth of charges, PCE ...(continue)

Are there any rebates for solar projects?

2018-08-05T22:13:38-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: |

Currently the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) provides a credit of 30% of the amount of investment in solar property. Both the residential and commercial ITC are equal to 30 percent of the basis that is invested in eligible property, which commence construction through 2019. The ITC then steps down to 26 percent in 2020 and ...(continue)

What size solar system should I install? Can I oversize it to generate revenue?

2018-07-31T01:23:39-07:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: |

The size of your PV system will depend on a number of factors including your energy usage, roof configuration, and goals. For example, some customers seek to maximize their return on investment by sizing their system to reduce their usage just enough to avoid paying for electricity at extremely expensive high-tier rates. Other customers opt to ...(continue)