Will my electricity meter go backward?
- January 25, 2014 at 2:46 pm #13023
When generating more than you use with photovoltaics, does your electric meter go backwards?
- January 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm #13026
This is something that used to happen to older photovoltaic installations.
What used to happen with the old magnetic meters is when there is a flow of electrons out of the house, it moved the magnetic dial in the opposite direction reducing the KWH reading.
Today, all domestic installations have an export meter installed alongside. There is now a legal requirement on all feed-in tariff applications for the recipient to inform the Energy Company if they notice the meter turning backwards.
Hope this helps.
- October 30, 2014 at 9:57 am #16165
How does one get paid for ones feed-in tariff contributions?
- June 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm #16805
It might. Mine did and it ran like that for months before EDF bothered to change it. It was fun watching it spinning backwards.
- June 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm #16806
Once everything has been set up you will have to e mail your meter readings every three months and the money will be paid into your bank.
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