Berkeley Lab Report Shows Dramatic Variation in the Bill Savings from Net Metered Residential Solar Photovoltaic Systems

House with solar panels
April 2010

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) released a new study on the bill savings received by residential customers with solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems, under the net metering rates currently offered by California's two largest electric utilities. The report focuses on California, as it is the largest PV market in the U.S.