Know the Net Metering Policy: Missouri’s “Net Metering and Easy Connection Act”, passed in 2007, requires Nixa Electric, and all Missouri electric utilities, to allow customers who also generate electricity from renewable sources (solar, wind, etc.), to connect to their distribution system. Contact us if you will remain connected to the grid for some of your electricity during any part of the day, an interconnection agreement with Nixa Electric is required for safety and reliability purposes. Contact us at 417-725-5850 before you buy or install solar panels to ensure your new system meets these requirements.
Talk with Nixa Electric about any cost assumptions you’re using. Understand the costs, savings, and payback. Know the projected payback costs before committing to your project. Look at your electric bill and calculate how much you are likely to save by producing your own solar electricity vs. the cost of the solar installation and how long your payback might be. We can assist you in this process by providing your historical monthly usage so you can predict the savings over time.
Leasing vs. Buying: Be sure you fully understand the costs and risks of buying vs. leasing. For example, you may not be able to transfer leased rooftop solar panels when you sell your home, especially if the new owner doesn’t want them.
Efficiency First: Before installing solar panels on your roof, consider making your home as energy-efficient as possible. The more energy-efficient your home, the less solar you might want to install.