How Solar Works


A Residential Solar Energy System is a simple way to protect the environment, and realize immediate financial benefits. Very simply, your system consists of five basic components:

1 –Solar Modules:

  • Mounted on the roof top of your residence in clear view of the sun
  • The sunlight is directly converted into DC power through solar cells

2 –Solar Inverter:

  • Converts DC power produced from the solar modules, into usable AC power
  • AC power is the same type of electricity provided by your local utility

3- Breaker Panel:

  • Before the AC power reaches your home, it is received by the electrical service panel
  • Electricity is then distributed as needed to your home

4- Utility Meter:

  • The utility meter measures the amount of electricity provided to your home by your local utility
  • The electricity produced by your solar energy system offsets the measurement (essentially the meter spins in reverse)

5 – Utility Grid:

  • The utility grid is controlled by your electric company and it provides electricity automatically when needed “on demand”
  • During the day, excess solar production provides energy offset credit; during the night power is readily available from the grid for your home.