How Solar Works

 

  1. Solar panels are installed on the roof. They are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power.
  2. DC power from the solar panels is sent to an inverter, which performs the conversion to alternating current (AC) power, the standard electrical current used in your home.
  3. AC power travels from the inverter to the electrical panel and is ready to use.
  4. Energy you don’t use goes back to the utility grid and creates an electricity “credit” for you
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