What is "Net Metering"?

Net Metering (NEM) is a contract between you and electric provider that when your panels have an excess which is unused, it becomes credit towards a future electric bill. 

Net Metering (NEM) is a contract between you and electric provider that when your panels have an excess which is unused, it becomes credit towards a future electric bill. 

Many years ago, HECO clients were eligible for NEM.

NEM - HECO

However, the rules have since changed slightly since a few times since the initial NEM program rolled out. 

Energy that feeds back to the grid, is now credited as a discounted rate back as a bill credit. 

CGS - HECO

CGS PLUS - HECO

If you are currently under the NEM program and are still paying for additional electricity, you maybe eligible to add on additional panels to your system under the NEM+ program. 

NEM PLUS - HECO

In any instance, solar helps you save money on your electric bill and provides an excellent return on investment and can eventually free you from a life-long utility bill!