Here at SolarCorp, we have a few recommendations and advice to who who are thinking of installing a grid connect solar system.
When your solar system is installed, you should also consider having a new meter installed as well. If you have a traditional accumulation meter - the ones with a spinning disk - they should be replaced with an interval meter or a smart meter. This is because an accumulation meter does not actually record the amount of energy that you export to the grid of the amount that you import from the grid. An interval or a smart meter however, will provide half hourly readings of the amount of energy that you consume along with the surplus electricity you generate.
Of course, the installation of a new meter to measure your solar can also change your electricity billing rates. That is, the new meters are provided by your electricity distributor. The cost of this will be passed from the electricity distributor to your retailer. In most cases, this cost will be recovered by your electricity retailer through extra network charges on your monthly electricity bill.