When you look at the utility bill for your home, you will see that you’re being charged based on how many kilowatt hours you’ve used over that bills time frame.

So what is a kilowatt hour? Let’s use an everyday example. Your average light bulb is 60 watts. If you turn on the light bulb for one hour and you’re using 60 watts in that hour or 60 watt hours. 1000 of those watt hours are equal to 1 kilowatt hour. So for roughly every 17 hours you leave that light bulb on you use one kilowatt-hour of electricity.

To put this in perspective, the average U.S. home uses between 500 and 1000 kilowatt hours per month. When you go solar, the amount of energy your solar system produces is also going to be measured in kilowatt-hours. These kilowatt hours will be applied as a credit on your bill – not as a charge. Our goal at pick my solar is for your utility bill to have a net zero usage. This means that you will produce just as much energy from solar as what you consume, leaving you with no utility bill payments.

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