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Net Metering is a process by which PMLP will install a special meter on your house that measures both the amount of energy PMLP delivers to you and the amount of energy that you deliver to PMLP (for times when you are generating more than your home is using). For energy that you deliver to PMLP, PMLP will provide you a bill credit as described in our Net Metering Policy (PDF).
Any project that is owned or leased by the PMLP customer (Residential, Commercial, Industrial or Municipal) can be eligible under the Net Metering Policy. Lease or financing arrangements in which the solar company sells energy (kilowatt-hours) to the PMLP customer are not allowed.
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Collaborative may be able to assist you with a low-interest loan to help you finance your system. Their website also has useful information on typical installation costs.
You can work with any company that you choose as long as the requirements of the Net Metering Policy are met. PMLP will not make recommendations on who you should work with, but we can provide you with a list of companies that have successfully installed solar for PMLP customers. You are not limited to the companies on this list.
PMLP’s Net Metering Policy allows for Residential Systems up to 15 kilowatts (kW) (about 1,000 square feet of solar panels) and Non-Residential Systems up to 200 kW (about 13,300 square feet of solar panels). Have more space? PMLP can discuss a power purchase agreement (PPA) with you, where we could purchase the entire output of the solar system from you at a negotiated rate.
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