During these dog-days of summer meters are usually working overtime.
But, look a little closer- and this one's actually going the wrong way!
"Once in while I'll go down on a Sunday and watch it spinning backward and I just love showing it to people," says Salem homeowner Tom Fame.
It's not a mistake.
Since the Fame family switched to solar about two years ago, they've been basking in the light of their decision.
The family's electric bill is about $8 a month for connection, but it's been some time since they've actually owed more.
"I think it was August of last year that we paid 98-cents and if they had only read the meter later in the day we wouldn't of had to count that month!" laugh Leah Fame.
The Fames admit the 28 roof-top panels weren't cheap, but feel the investiment was worth it.
"It is kind of expensive, it's about the price of a car but you get a 30 percent tax credit, that's money off your tax bill, and you're energy independent," says Tom Fame.
While Fame say the panels aren't for everyone, he hopes one day, they will be.
He says more interest leads to more accessibility and more affordability, meaning eventually they'll be more of an option.
The Fames say they currently have enough energy stored on the grid to make it through the summer without paying.
And, a fun fact- the panels' best production months aren't July and August, like you might think, because of the excessive heat.
The panels work better in sunny and a little bit cooler months like May and June.