Solar can seem complicated. We break it down for you and make it easy.
1. Energy from the sun is absorbed by solar panels
2. The panels convert this energy into DC (Direct Current) energy.
3. The DC energy passes through an inverter where it is converted into AC (Alternating Current) energy.
4. AC energy is used to power your home.
5. Additional energy not needed by your home is sent to the grid.
What happens when the sun isn't shining? Net metering helps balance out the difference between your system’s production and your consumption. With the right system for your home, net metering ensures that your energy needs will be met year-round.
During the Day...
Your system may produce more electricity than your home needs.
This extra electricity is sent to the grid and your meter essentially runs backward
When your panels are not producing energy, you pull electricity back from the grid at an even exchange and your meter essentially runs forward again.
Your bill will reflect the difference between the amount of energy you put into the grid and the amount of energy you pulled out.