lsayre wrote: how much does your power company pay you for your excess KWH's
Pay me? Not a dang cent! But.... it varies not only from state to state, but from power company to power company.
The Feds somehow require that the power companies accept extra power produced by individuals, but, they don't say how you must be treated. I like the way my power company does it. They trade me 100% even. If I push 217KWH's out to the grid, anytime within one year I can take those 217 back at no charge. It IS possible for me to lose power..... if I allow credits to reach 13 months old, they evaporate. That's only happened once, and never will again! I keep better track now & burn it as heat. PLus now with the electric car they'll easily get used.
Some states buy it at wholesale & sell it back at retail...charging you delivery along the way. Other states pay you, and pay EXTRA because "it's green". For any one person....call your power company & ask. They'll tell you.
I think most limit individuals to 10,000 watts of production....about that you become commercial & all bets are off.