Green Mountain Energy offers solar panel plan

Green Mountain Energy, a retail electricity company owned by NRG Energy, is offering its customers a chance to install solar panels on their roofs and earn credits towards their electricity bill in exchange.

Customers can buy solar panels through a solar panel companies recommended by Green Mountain. In exchange, Green Mountain will reimburse customers for some of the costs of installation, but that amount will vary depending on a customer’s location and number of panels.

If customers decide to sign up for solar panel program, they will be required to buy a special meter that tracks how much energy their panels are generating and giving back to the grid. Based on the meter’s readings, Green Mountain will offer those customers a credit on their bill for electricity generated.