Running your electric meter backwards just got easier

The New York legislature passed a bill today expanding net metering for renewable energy systems.

Translation: If you're generating your own electricity, you can sell it to the electric company. The law previously allowed net metering, but made it difficult in practice, says the New York Solar Industries Association:

The prior law contained language that prevented many customers from installing appropriately-sized systems. The passed amendment, however, lifts restrictions that limit the size of a non-residential customer's system, as long the system is not larger than 2 MW.