If i have a grid-tied solar system that generates more than i use, is the electric company required to pay me?

Question by mendoncadam: If i have a grid-tied solar system that generates more than i use, is the electric company required to pay me?
I know green mountain energy started a program where they pay customers who have a system that generates more electricity than they use.
is this true for all electric companies in all states?
i am in Texas. i have reliant energy.

Best answer:

Answer by Gooch
You will have to check with your individual energy company. Some do what is called net meterign which credits you for the excess.

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