How should I read my electric bill?

By Zach Schalk on January 4, 2018

Even before you install solar, reading your electric bill can be confusing. There are several charges and different line items to keep straight. Check out this guide explaining the different components of your bill and how to identify them each month.

Once you install solar, your monthly bill will look slightly different. Most notably, the bill will take into account “outbound energy,” or the solar electricity (kWh) you’ve exported to the grid in moments where it wasn’t needed at home. It’s important to be able to read your bill in order to verify that your utility company is accurately crediting you for your solar electricity. Click here for guidance about how to read your electric bill after going solar.