Do you know how a residential solar panel system works? While it may seem complicated, there are only few key pieces to learn in order to get a complete picture of what your solar system can do!
A solar system starts with solar panels that are made up of PV (photovoltaic) cells which convert sunlight into DC (direct current) electricity
Each panel produces electricity, therefore it will take a certain number of panels to create enough power for your home
The DC electricity from your panels moves on to your inverter, which converts DC to usable AC (alternating current) electricity
The converted AC electricity moves to your home’s breaker box, which is directed to your outlets to power up your home
If your solar panels generate electricity that surpasses your home needs, the excess energy flows through your utility meter and enters the power grid. Alternatively, if your usage exceeds the electricity your solar power system can generate, you can also draw electricity from the grid.