Editor’s note
The following abstract describes a publication that is only available as a downloadable PDF.

CoverDeveloped by Montana State University Extension and the University of Wyoming
Adapted with permission

This guide is one in the Exploring Energy Efficiency and Alternatives (E3A): Understanding Energy series. This one discusses the advantages and concerns of net metering, the practice of interconnecting a renewable energy generator while connected to a local electrical utility and receiving incremental credit for energy produced. It includes a list of questions to answer when considering a net metering project.


  • Incentives
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