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California Net Metering 3.0 - Homeowners

NEM 3.0 for CA Homeowners
NEM 3.0 for CA Homeowners

The future of solar in California has never been brighter. But when the new California Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 changes take effect,
homeowner compensation for sharing energy with the grid will be impacted.

​Learn how to maximize your savings in NEM 3.0 with solar + battery by tapping into energy stored during the day for use at night when utility rates are highest.​

​Connect with a trusted installer today for a quote.​

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Want to take advantage of current rates?
Work with your installer to get your interconnection application submitted before NEM 3.0 kicks in on April 14, 2023.

What Is NEM 3.0?


  • NEM (Net Energy Metering) is a billing program that enables homeowners to earn credits from the utility for power exported to the grid​
  • NEM 3.0 is the latest version of the program in California. which reduces the amount utilities are paying to homeowners for energy they produce​
  • Under NEM 3.0, selling power back to the grid will no longer be a main source of savings for Californians going solar and batteries will be required on most systems to maximize value

Who Is Affected by NEM 3.0?

  • Customers primarily serviced by: 
    • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
    • Southern California Edison (SCE)
    • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • California system owners with interconnection applications dated after April 14, 2023—applications dated before or on April 14, 2023, are still subject to approval by the utility
What Is NEM 3.0?

How to Lock in Today’s Rates

Get the current, higher rates and maximize your solar savings by following the steps below:

  • Contact a trusted SolarEdge installer​
  • Get a quote on SolarEdge Home ​
  • Work with your installer to submit an interconnection application by April 14, 2023​
  • Complete installation of your system within three years of application approval


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Here’s What to Do to Lock in NEM 2.0

Experience More Power in More Places

Enjoy more power across your home, and in an outage, with the complete SolarEdge Home smart energy ecosystem. Featuring record-breaking efficiency, you'll maximize savings now and after NEM 3.0

SolarEdge Home Hub Inverter​


Thanks to "the brains" of our system, you'll get up to 10 days of extra power each year through record-breaking efficiency

SolarEdge Home Battery​


Help ensure up to 30% more power every day and when it's needed most​

SolarEdge Home EV Charger​

EV Charger

Connect our level 2 Home EV charger and  fuel up to 25% faster in Solar Boost Mode



Stay in control of your entire SolarEdge Home smart energy ecosystem with one app


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Everything You Need To Know About NEM 3.0

What is NEM 3.0?​

NEM 3.0 is a new version of the net energy metering (NEM) billing structure that goes into effect April 14th, 2023, in California, enabling utilities to reduce homeowner export rates​

Who is impacted by NEM 3.0?​

Customers of:​

  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)​
  • Southern California Edison (SCE)​
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)​

When does NEM 3.0 take effect?​

NEM 3.0 takes effect on April 14, 2023, and applies to all systems with an interconnection application dated April 15, 2023, or later.

Can I avoid NEM 3.0?​

Yes. Obtain preferred NEM 2.0 status by working with one of our trusted installers to ensure your interconnection application is submitted to the utility by April 14th, 2023.

I already have solar. Does NEM 3.0 impact me?​

No. All systems with an approved interconnection application to the utility, dated on or before April 14th, 2023, will retain their current NEM 1.0 or NEM 2.0 status.​

If my system is under NEM 2.0, can I add battery storage and keep my status?​

Yes. If your system’s approved interconnection agreement was submitted to the utility by April 14th, 2023, you may add battery storage to your system and retain your NEM 2.0 status - even after the April 14th, 2023, deadline.​

If a NEM 1.0 or NEM 2.0 system changes ownership, will it retain its original NEM status?​

Yes. The system will retain its original NEM 1.0 or NEM 2.0 status.

Can a battery help me save money in NEM 3.0?​

Yes. To maximize savings and keep bills low in NEM 3.0, homeowners can use a battery to store excess power during the day for use at night when rates are highest.​

Will I be able to sell excess energy back to the grid in NEM 3.0?​

Yes. However, your rate of compensation will be reduced by the utility.​

What is SolarEdge Home?​

It is an industry-leading, solar-powered smart energy ecosystem – with connection to battery, EV charging and more.
See how you can deliver more power to more places at less cost to your business - here​

If my system was installed under NEM 1.0 or 2.0, should I add a battery?

Batteries are always great option for anyone looking to protect themselves against grid and weather-related outages. Adding battery to your system will not affect your current NEM status.​