Definition of net metering in English:

net metering

Syllabification: net me·ter·ing

Entry from US English dictionary


  • A system in which solar panels or other renewable energy generators are connected to a public-utility power grid and surplus power is transferred onto the grid, allowing customers to offset the cost of power drawn from the utility.


surplus energy, measured by an electric meter, is netted from the amount passing from the utility to the customer.

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