How Solar Works
- Solar panels absorb the Sun’s energy which generates electricity
- The inverter converts the Sun’s FREE DC current into usable AC energy for your home
- The utility meter monitors the amount of power you can produce or use
- The more solar panels that are combines, the greater the electrical power you can generate for your home
When you produce more electricity than you use, you receive a credit on your electrical bill. Many customers enjoy a negative balance due from month to month. Solar works! Let us give you a quick overview on how a residential solar electric system works. As you know, the sun, provides DC (direct current). The light from the sun (93 million miles away) splashes down on the solar electric panels and creates energy. This energy goes into an inverter, attached to your solar panels, which “inverts” (changes) the DC electricity into AC electricity (alternating current). This is the electricity we use in our homes everyday, for example: 110v AC. The sun’s transformed energy, via your solar system, flows into your utility meter – 100%. The energy that your solar panels are producing are feeding the utility company’s grid. The electricity that you “do” use in your home is now being offset by the amount of electricity you produce and feed to “the grid.” In effect, you are a micro-sized utility electricity producing company.