Net Metering: Renewable Generation Pays You Back

Note: As of February 20th, 2014, the net metering requirements have changed. One change is that the manual load break disconnect switch is no longer required for inverter-based systems. Refer to the applicable agreement for current requirements.

Net metering allows FPL customers to earn a payback when they generate electricity by connecting approved, renewable generation systems such as solar panels - to the electric grid. Whenever you generate electricity from renewable sources such as the sun or wind that provide energy for your home or business, it reduces the amount of energy you purchase from FPL. It also lowers your monthly electricity bills. If your system produces more energy than you need, the excess power is fed back to the grid. That amount of energy is deducted from your
current monthly bill or credited for use on a future bill in the same calendar year.

To be eligible, complete the application process for your Interconnection Tier listed below and FPL will replace your current electric meter with an appropriate meter to correctly measure excess power supplied to the grid. This is needed to calculate the net impact on your bill.

Eligible Energy Sources

Several types of renewable energy systems are potentially eligible for net metering:  

  • Solar energy (photovoltaic)
  • Wind energy
  • Biomass (landfill gas or methane)
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Ocean energy (tidal power or ocean currents)
  • Hydrogen
  • Waste heat
  • Geothermal energy

What's In It for You?

  • Receive solar rebates from FPL as well as tax incentives from government.

  • Reduce your monthly electricity bill.

  • Help the environment by shrinking your "carbon footprint."

Interconnection Tiers

Tier One (0 - 10kW)  
Tier Two (>10kW - 100kW)  
Tier Three (>100kW - 2mW)  

For More Information

Contact us with your written request
via email at
or facsimile at (305) 552-2275.
You may also contact us directly
at (305) 387-6614.