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 electricity 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.
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)
- Waste heat
- Geothermal energy
- Florida Interconnection and Net Metering Rule
- Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
- PV Watts Solar Calculator