Related Program: All Things Considered Consumers Can Back Solar Together Under N.H.'s 'Group Net Metering' Law By Brady Carlson • Feb 25, 2014 Related Program: All Things Considered TweetShareGoogle+Email Credit Tai Viinikka, courtesy Flickr For some time now in New Hampshire, consumers and businesses who install and use solar panels have been able to earn refunds for the power they generate and return to the electric grid. This is known as “net metering.” A state law passed last year makes it possible for some consumers to participate in net metering and earn refunds without having their own solar arrays. It's known as "group net metering," and to explain how this works, we turn again to David Brooks, who writes the weekly GraniteGeek science column for the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org. Listen Listening... / 3:57 David Brooks of the Nashua Telegraph and GraniteGeek.org talks with NHPR's Brady Carlson. Tags: solar powerscienceTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Solar In New Hampshire: Big And Small At The Same Time By Brady Carlson • Jan 28, 2014 Tai Viinikka, courtesy Flickr We’ve been talking about energy a lot lately in New Hampshire – debates over wind farms, jet-fueled turbines generating power during peak demand, and, of course, Northern Pass. There’s one energy project that hasn’t gotten much attention lately – a project in Peterborough that would create the largest solar power array in the state.