04/08/2020

How does solar actually work?

There are five main steps to how solar actually works after your system is activated: 

1) Sunlight hits the solar panels on your rooftop and creates DC (Direct Current) electricity. 

2) Solar energy inverters (installed underneath each panel) converts DC power into useable AC (Alternating Current) electricity. 
 

3) The electrical panel distributes clean, useable power throughout your home that reduces harmful carbon emissions.


4) Any excess power produced is sent back to the electrical grid to build credits on your home’s utility account in a process called net metering.
 
5) Your utility company will power your home with the stored credits at night or during inclement weather ─ so there is never a gap in your energy usage. 
 
Visit https://www.suntuitysolar.com/learn-about-solar/ for more in-depth information about solar.