The panels capture the sun’s energy, channel it through discreetly placed wires to an inverter, where it’s converted to electricity to power your place. When your solar power system produces more power than you need, it feeds the power back into the electricity grid.
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.
Power your place with clean energy.
Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on your place helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel.
Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels are burned to create energy, they emit toxic gases that are the primary cause of pollution and global warming.
Not only are fossil fuels bad for the environment, they're a finite resource. Limited availability creates a volatile market in which energy prices can skyrocket in a short period of time.