Here's how a solar energy system works.
- Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity.
- The inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity.
- The electrical panel sends power to your lights and appliances.
- The utility meter measures the energy you draw and feed back to the grid.
How solar powers a better life for you.
Earn credits, pay less.
When your excess energy goes to the grid, your utility company issues you a credit, in certain jurisdictions. And that’s how you start lowering energy bills. Those credits offset future consumption like the electricity you use at night.
Get savings from solar.
If you’re consuming more energy than your system is producing, your power will come from the grid. This is where those credits come in handy. The cost of power you use at night is offset by the clean energy you provided the grid during the day.
Help power the neighborhood.
If you generate more solar energy than you’re consuming, it gets fed back to the grid and distributed elsewhere. Think about it, your solar energy could be helping power a school, hospital or your next-door neighbor.