On-site solar power installations offer customers a way to potentially reduce their electric bills by owning an electric energy generation source. Customers can pursue this self-generating energy system in a number of ways.
Residential and Small Commercial Solar
Residential solar power generation systems are typically small, with panels usually located on a customer’s roof. In areas where space is available, panels may be ground-mounted. An installation’s maximum capacity is often limited by site characteristics and cost.
A customer-owned solar power generation system is separate from a home’s or business’ typical electric energy supply and operates behind the meter.
Sometimes, a residential solar power generation system can be owned by a third party, with the homeowner leasing roof space to the system owner. The system owner then either sells the system’s electric energy output to the utility-owned electric grid or to the homeowner at a fixed price.
Regardless of ownership, small PV solar power systems give customers a way to potentially reduce their electric bills by owning an electric power generating source.
In Nebraska, the state net metering law allows customers the opportunity to sell excess energy their solar power system may generate back to the customer’s local electric utility. For customers who are considering the installation of a solar power system and utilizing net metering, NPPD has a process to help them connect to their local utility.
For more information, view the Net Metering Service Rider Rate Schedule.