UPSC General Studies Solved Paper - General Studies-2016

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    'Net metering' is sometimes seen in the news in the context of promoting the

    A)  production and use of solar energy by the households/consumers.

    B)  use of piped natural gas in the kitchens of households.

    C)  installation of CNG kits in motorcars.

    D)  installation of water meters in urban households.

    Correct Answer: A

    Solution :

    Exp. [a] Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid. Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. Net metering policies can vary significantly by country and by state or province: Most net metering laws involve monthly roll over of kWh credits, a small monthly connection fee, require monthly payment of deficits (i.e. normal electric bill), and annual settlement of any residual credit.

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