What is Net Metering?

Net metering allows FPL customers who connect approved, renewable generation systems such as solar panels to the electric grid to buy and sell electricity to FPL.

When you generate electricity from your solar array for your home or business, it reduces the amount of energy you purchase from FPL. It also lowers your monthly electric bills. If your system produces more energy than you need, the excess power is sold back to FPL’s grid. That amount of energy is deducted from your monthly bill or credited toward a future bill in the same calendar year.

Eligible Energy Sources

Several types of renewable energy systems are 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

To be eligible for net metering, complete the online application process 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.

It is important you review our Net Metering Guidelines for customer-owned renewable generation grid interconnections before you install your system.

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View guidelines and download applications to participate in the net metering program.

Steps to participate

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Net metering guidelines

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Net metering FAQs

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For more information

Email: netmetering@FPL.com

Apply for Net Metering

Connect approved, renewable generation systems, such as solar panels, to the electric grid to buy and sell electricity to FPL.



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