The beginning of September is often the start of another year of Net Metering for us. When we first installed and were given the Permission to Operate (PTO) by the utility four years ago, I estimated that we would be driving one Active E like EV (BMW's 80-100 mile EV that was the pre-cursor to the i3) and that our payback period was closer to six to seven years. Our average electricity bill was over $200 a month (without an EV) and I drove a lot of miles. Last year our bill for year 3 was $40 and I expected to break even sometime this past year. This close of our fourth year we've actually hit break-even and now looking forward to further independence. Here is a summary of our year.