As a new or prepared sunlight powered charger framework proprietor, you could consider how to translate your sun based electric bills.

Contingent upon your framework’s size, your bill is reasonable much lower than it used to be. Regardless, incredible you’re setting aside any measure of cash and living more economically simultaneously.

Nonetheless, on the off chance that your electric bills don’t show the energy you accept your boards produce, you could get concerned. In any case, before you can sort out whether there is an issue with your creation, you want to comprehend how to peruse your electric bill precisely.


In outline, your electric bill shows just the abundance power your boards produce.

Any energy that your boards create naturally goes toward driving your home or business. Thus, it doesn’t go to the framework. Since the network doesn’t accept your pre-owned electric energy, your electric bill doesn’t show it.

So to put it plainly, the main sun based power age you’ll see on your bill is the overabundance that your boards produce. Or then again as such, it shows the energy you wound up not requiring or utilizing.

Service organizations acknowledge your overabundance sun based energy to convey it on the framework and mark it “got” or “credit” on the bill from your electric organization. Service organizations that give net metering programs give sunlight based credits as a trade off for energy shipped off the matrix.

Moreover, on the off chance that you have reinforcement power arrangements, for example, the Tesla Powerwall, your abundance energy tops off the battery prior to going to the lattice. Just your abundance sunlight based power that is traded to the network will create sun oriented credits on your bill.

Thus, once your sun based photovoltaic (PV) framework is introduced, your nearby utility will introduce a bidirectional meter on your home. The bidirectional meter records and reports two readings to your utility:

  • How many kilowatt-hours (kWh) go from the grid to your home
  • How many kWh go from your home to the grid


Service organizations offering sun oriented power net metering programs deduct the energy you ship off them from the energy you get from them — all through the framework.

The consequence of that deduction is your “net utilization” for a given month.

Thus, assuming your sun powered charger framework creates more energy than your home or business consumes in that month, the outcome is negative. What’s more, all things considered, the negative sum is put as credit toward the next month’s electric bill.

Here is an illustration of a run of the mill sunlight based net metering bill:

Contingent upon your utility, it could work out the energy you ship off and from the framework as financial worth. Furthermore, it then, at that point, deducts any sun oriented energy credits you’ve aggregated — which you got in return for energy you’ve shipped off your utility — from the energy it’s sent you (that is, the energy it charges you for).

As we’ve referenced, it’s essential to comprehend that how much energy that goes from your home to the framework doesn’t address the aggregate sum of sun oriented energy your framework produces.

This is a typical area of disarray. The misconception leads numerous sun oriented clients to think their utility isn’t archiving their sun powered charger framework’s full result.

The essential method for perceiving how much energy your framework creates is by checking out at your sunlight based observing entryway. Opportunity Sunlight based clients who own SunPower sun powered chargers regularly utilize the mySunPower portable application to see their energy age and utilization.


One solar panel usually produces 2 kWh of energy per day. However, the total amount of energy your system produces depends on a few factors. 

Here are some key areas that affect your output:

  • The size of your panels (for example, commercial panels are larger than residential panels)
  • The number of solar panels you have
  • The efficiency of your panels 

The chart below shows a typical day of energy production for a solar PV system. 

As may be obvious, a sun powered cluster self-consumes a portion of the energy it produces. The leftover overabundance power streams back to the utility. Also, as noted prior, your bidirectional meter will gauge and report the energy that streams back to your utility through the framework.