Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they feed to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on their roof, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours.
- This system has been implemented in the Western Cape already. It is due to be passed for the whole country soon.
- With Smart-Net Metering one can feed excess energy back into the grid to be exchanged for credits which can be used to pay for your grid electricity usage.