NSP will purchase your surplus power at the consumer rate
Going “net zero” means producing as much or more power with your solar system than what is used in the home throughout the year.
On a sunny day an average system (8 kW) can produce more than a kW every 15 minutes. To put that into perspective, your refrigerator uses approximately half a KW each hour.
It all depends on the size of your system. With a large enough system you can completely eliminate your power bill as we have done for many of our customers. All you will be left with is the grid connection charge of $10.83.
Not to worry, power that your system produces is never lost or forgotten. Excess energy will be stored in the grid and purchased by NSP to be used by your community. If you produce more than you use NSP will write you a check at the end of the year.
You can expect for your solar system to have paid for itself well within its warrantied lifespan. We estimate approximately 8 to 12 years.
Great! Unlike anyone without a solar system you may even be happy to see the power rates increase! It means you will see a shorter return on your investment because you will be selling your power at the new rate!
Ready to sell your home? Installing a solar system makes it more salable, easier to mortgage, and increases the value of the home by approximately $0.50 on the dollar.