New technology allows you to track and view how much power your solar system produces through the internet. So, no matter where in the world you are, you can know that you are still contributing.
Monitoring systems vary in complexity, but generally all work the same way. They all must be hardwired into your internet connection, and your bi-directional electric meter. This allows you to track the power that comes into the house from the grid, and the power that leaves the house from the solar system, making it possible to know exactly how much power is being used and produced!
More complex systems are able to show an hourly breakdown of the household energy usage, allowing homeowners to change their usage habits, and save more money.