1. Your utility bill. Somewhere on your utility bill there is going to be a rate schedule noted “Production” or “Net Metering” or something similar. For that billing period, it will note what your system produced and apply that against what you consumed. This figure will fluctuate through the year. It will be higher in the summer and lower in the winter. However, a production number of zero is an indicator your system is not producing and you will need to contact our office.
2. Your production meter. After installation, you’re going to have two meters. One is a net meter and the other will be a production meter. They should be clearly labeled at your site. The production meter will always move forward; it counts every kilowatt hour you produce from the time your system is turned on through the life of your system. On the production meter, there will be a readout with the systems current production. You can make a note of that amount and then check it every month to make sure the new amount is always more than the previously taken figure. Again, if you ever notice the production number has not increased from the previous month call our office.
If you need help reading your bill or production meter, contact your utility provider.