So we've had our first month running our solar water and electricty system. Our meter has not run forwards during the daylight hours since installation.
I got our first BG&E bill and with great excitement, opened it only to burst out loud laughing. It appears that instead of crediting us, they billed us for the produced electricty totalling a nice bill of $2384.96.
Interestingly enough, when I emailed them to ask them to check, somehow our bill dropped down to -$115.69, then someone appeard at our meter to ask us why were were tampering with it? After all, it was running backwards. My husband walked him 12 steps to the right to show him the panels. He nodded, replaced our meter and padlocked it. After all, his supervisor (with whom we've never corresponded, talked nor met) said the meter was being tampered with. Uh-huh.
I still can't find anyone to sign me up for netmetering, which is frustrating. But I won't give up! :)
Love this stuff. Oh - we're currently living with space heaters, computers, TVs, and some lighting. Since we're rebuilding, things aren't normal (no heat, kitchen, walls, floors or outlets), but we don't have any trouble running what we need off the switch box.
So it goes!