How It Works
SOLAR IS SIMPLE
Solar power is reliable and powerful, but the technology behind it is actually quite simple. Here’s how it works:
How Sunshine Powers Your Home
Sunlight hits solar panels installed on a home, where it is harnessed as direct current (DC) electricity. The energy is then funneled to an inverter or micro-inverter, which converts it to AC power, which is what your home runs one. The AC electricity goes to your home’s main electrical service panel, where it is distributed to outlets through the home
The Net Metering Effect
A net meter keeps track of both the power your solar panels are generating and the electricity your home uses. Any solar power your home isn’t using is returned to grid. If at any time cloudy skies prevent your solar panels from generating the electricity your home needs, then you draw power from the grid. At the end of a billing cycle, you receive a credit for any excess net power your home sent to the grid.