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 energy bills. If your system produces more energy than you need, the excess power flows 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. If any energy credits remain at the end of the year, FPL buys the energy at an approved rate.
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.
Tier 1 and 2 net metering applications are now completed online. Online access for contractors and tier 3 systems will be available in the 2nd quarter of 2017.
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